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.
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.
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
To All WBIBC Members
The Board is pleased to announce that the club is moving towards a cashless system for the payment of rink fees, drinks from the bar and stock purchases with an encouraging 10% discount for card holders. This will take effect from 1st October 2018.
Please click on the following link to read an explanatory letter from the Treasurer, Philip Read.
The club has upgraded all of its lighting to LED. We hope this will be appreciated by its members.
Here are a few of the questions / answers about the change:
1) What was involved?
Replacement of the Rink, Lounge and Dining lighting with similar size LED panels, replacing any small existing light units and the external Flood lights.
2) Will the cost eventually save the club money?
We should see a reduction in our lighting bill of around £4,000 / year. A Carbon Energy Grant has been successfully awarded for £5,000. Cost of upgrade will be recovered in 4-5 years and then provide a substantial saving to the club running cost.
3) What is the LED lighting like and how long will it last
Rink LED lighting will provide a ‘Daylight’ presentation with the Lounge / Dining Room being ‘Warm White’, which should give a pleasant contrast.
Rink lighting ‘LUX’ level now complies with Sports England guidance for Indoor Bowls Clubs
LED units are now providing 15 – 25 years usage.
5) Are we changing to soon, could we be guinea pigs?
Camdon Lighting have installed over 50 LED lighting scheme’s for Indoor Bowls clubs., so this should give us confidence that it is now time to change.
Short List of Indoor Bowls Clubs updated by Camdon:
Kempston Park, Bedford Borough, Colchester, Deangate Ridge, Kingsthorpe, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Roundwood, Sudbury, Swale, Torbay, Veryan, Betteshanger, Sevenoaks, Essex County
Oyster, Thanet, Riverain & Cardiff
Our six superb air conditioned rinks means that if it’s raining outside or even blisteringly hot you can play bowls in a pleasant ambient temperature twelve months of the year.
Come along to one of our Summer coaching sessions on alternate Saturday mornings from 9 am – 11 am and try bowls for FREE. If you can’t make a Saturday morning, then please call Angela on 07729 183373 to arrange your FREE Taster Session.
It was 8.30 am on a damp Sunday morning when a coach of players and supporters set off on the journey to Nottingham IBC for the Final of the Denny Plate. Spirits were high and a good crowd cheered on the West Berks Men but they were up against a strong team in South Shields. All four rinks made a good start but South Shields kept creeping ahead and eventually West Berks were out-bowled by 93 shots to 47. Well done to South Shields on the win but congratulations to West Berks Men for reaching the Final of the Denny Plate – a first for West Berks IBC – an achievement for which the Club is rightly proud. Very well done to all players and a big thanks to all the travelling supporters. A great day for the Club!