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.”
WOULD YOU LIKE £30 WORTH OF CLUB TOKENS FOR FREE?
All you have to do is recruit a friend, colleague or family member and once they have paid their playing membership fee then the Club will reward you with 10 free tokens.*
As a full playing member there is no limit to the number of new members you may recruit. For example, if you recruit a couple, then you will earn yourself £60 worth of tokens – that’s 20 free games.
If you know of anyone who has expressed an interest in bowls then please encourage them to either :
a) come to one of our regular coaching sessions held every Saturday morning from 8.30 am – 10.30 am.
b) let them experience a FREE Taster Session when both you and the prospective new member may have ONE FREE ROLL UP together at any time of the year.
Start recruiting now and claim your reward!
If you need any further information, then please call me anytime on 01635 32053 or 07729 183373.
*The new member must pay the appropriate membership fee before the recruiting member qualifies for this reward. Applies to Adult and Junior player membership, excludes Social, Returning and Temporary membership unless converting to full membership. Offer applicable throughout the year.
Claims to be made on 10 Free Tokens claim form.
The West Berks 500 Open Pairs tournament was held at the club on Saturday 13th October.
44 club players had a very enjoyable day starting with the pairs being randomly drawn by the Club President and the Men’s Captain. 4 Groups of 6 pairs then played 5 games of 3 wood pairs against the other teams in their group with at least 5 games during the day resulting in a I end 1 bowl per player shoot-out to decide the winner of the game.
The 4 Group winners then played the 5 end semi-finals which were followed by a 5 end Final and play off for 3rd and 4th place.
Sponsor Jim Hackett then presented the prize money to the competitors as follows:
Winners – Sam Whiting and Graham Bradley
Runners-Up – Richard Featherstone and Geoff Drewe
3rd Place – Angela Blades-Moore and Richard Kozlowski
4th Place – Maria Bastin and Barry Williams
All of us are having a wonderful time here in SA.
This was taken at Somerset West Bowls Club near where we are staying. They have 3 greens and bowl on 2 at any one time. They are all in excellent condition.
WBIBC won the opening, mixed triples, game of the season 108-81. The Top Rink went to Sandy Steele (skip), Daphne Shipp & Anoup Puri.
Chawton Park got off to a good start from the first end and were in front by 22 shots after the 6th end. They were in the lead from the 1st end all the way up to and including the 13th end. WBIBC scored 52 shots in the final 5 ends to finish strongly and win the game.
If you missed the Open Weekend on Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 30th September and would like to join, then its not too late!
Coaching is held every Saturday morning from 8.30 – 10.30 am. So come along and have a go for FREE! All equipment provided. Qualified coaches will show you the basics of the game. For more details, please click on the Membership tab and then on New Members or call Angela on 07729 183373.
– Tuesday & Thursday Triples Leagues @ 14 Teams
– Wednesday ‘Australian Pairs’ League – 8 Teams
– Monthly ‘Fantastic Fives League – 6 Teams
– Monday & Thursday ‘Spoons’
– Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday ‘Top Ten’
– Many Afternoon ‘Roll-Ups’
– Saturday Coaching & ‘Rock ‘n Bowls’
– Summer BBQ
– 4th July Charity Night raised for ‘Anthony Nolan Trust’ – £ 283
Team Foxes : Open Pairs Winners : Team Cyclops : Team Foxes
Team Wombats : Open Singles Winner : Team Ray Taylor : Team Mike Humphries
GET FIT! GET HEALTHY! MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
Whatever your age or ability, (or however much you’ve overeaten this Festive season!) you are welcome to come along to WBIBC on Saturday, 5th January from 9.30 am – 2.00 pm and try your hand at indoor bowling for FREE. Enjoy gentle exercise in a warm, friendly club with over 400 members.
Our qualified coaches will take you through the basics of the game. Equipment provided, just bring flat soled shoes.
Bowls is an easy game to learn and doesn’t cost a fortune to play.
Come on your own, with a friend or the family (min. age 9 yrs). Full disabled facilities. All welcome.
For further information, please call Angela on 07729 183373
Kate’s Yoga classes are held at WBIBC every Thursday morning at 10.30 am. Suitable for beginners and those of us who are not active as we would like to be! All welcome. Further info from Angela 07729 183373