Saturday, January 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Come and try your hand at indoor bowls. Nothing to pay, bowls provided. Easy, sociable way to stay active and healthy. All welcome from age 9 years, full disabled facilities. Free parking, refreshments. For details call Angela on 07729 183373.
West Berks members held a superb Children in Need fundraising evening on Friday, 15th November. Thanks to Mike Blizzard for the music, Angell’s Catering for the refreshments and a big thank you to all members, friends and family for donating so generously and raising the magnificent sum of £800.
Yetton Plate National Competition (2 rinks home, 2 rinks away)
West Berks Ladies played Oxford City & County. It was a close match but West Berks Ladies won by one shot on the extra end. Final score 77 – 76.
The Ladies will now play the third round against Swindon Manor on 7th December.
Denny Plate National Competition (2 rinks home, 2 rinks away)
West Berks Men played Brackley and had a reasonably comfortable win with a final score of 82 – 68.
The Men will now play the third round against Watford on 7th December.
Well done to both teams and good luck in the next round!
OVER £1000 RAISED FOR CLUB FUNDS! WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED.
Saturday, 23rd November from 10 am – 1 pm at the Club. Christmas Crafts and Gifts, Tombola, loads of stalls, luxury Raffle. Shop early for Christmas. Refreshments, Free entry, Free parking. All welcome
Just to remind all Members that any colour of bowling shoe may be worn at West Berks, whether it’s in a League, Friendly or National Competition match.
**Enjoy double discount off drinks at the bar with Club card
**Enjoy a free roll up from 8.30 pm.
A good time to invite potential new members and earn yourself 10 free tokens when they become a playing member.
**Enjoy West Berks Monthly Draw (formerly 12 Ends Club) every third Friday of the month. CASH prizes to be won. Sign up in the club now, open to all members.
You gotta be in it to win it!
And more to come …….
It has been medically proven that Bowls improves your general health and helps to strengthen the immune system. Playing a game of bowls gives your muscles and joints good anaerobic exercise because you are not giving your cardiovascular system a workout.
During an average game, you will:
*Bend more than 40 times
*Walk about 1260 metres
*Swing your arm more than 40 times to deliver a bowl weighing more than 3 lbs.
This gives your muscles and joints good exercise as well as exercising your mind as you try to outwit your opponent!
‘Bowls – The Sport for All’
Heartstart Thatcham have been helped by a number of individuals and organisations since being established in 2013. One of those organisations is West Berks Indoor Bowls Club (WBIBC), Newbury. The team worked with Angela Blades-Moore who set-up training sessions and fundraising events.
The WBIBC Christmas raffle was organised by club member Annie Gain with the help of fellow members Maria and Chris Bastin. Together they raised £1100, and £350 of which the club has donated to Heartstart Thatcham. This makes a total of more than £2,000 raised by the club for Heartstart Thatcham since 2016.
Director, Angela Blades-Moore commented, “I would like to thank Annie, Maria and Chris for their hard work and also our members for their generous support of Heartstart Thatcham. We are always looking for new members and if anyone is interested in taking up indoor bowls, then please contact me on 07729 183373.”
Heartstart Thatcham, together with WBIBC, have not only trained dozens of people with CPR and defibrillator skills but as scheme coordinator, Nick Young, notes “support from WBIBC has not only allowed us to place a defibrillator in the local community that is available 24/7 but has helped support us with maintenance, consumables and other ongoing costs. In short, their support is helping to save lives. We cannot thank Annie, Angela and everyone at WBIBC enough for their ongoing support.”