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CBBC Charity Day 2014
Our annual Charity event this year was held at the bowling green within the grounds of Neo's Sports Club in Peyia on Saturday 24th May, 2014, and as usual was well supported by club members and members from the Aliathon Bowling Club.
The tournament comprised 16 teams of triples competing in a mini league where each team played 5 games of 6 ends. As in all leagues someone has to finish at the top, and this year the winning team comprised Joan Cadman, Richard Norman and John Gibbons.
Although the main event was based around bowls, there was plenty available for the non-committed. Apart from the facilities within Neo's itself, there were stalls within the grounds selling a variety of goods, including home baking, books and bric-a-brac.
Ann Jenkinson, President of Bowls Cyprus presenting the trophy to the winners,
John Gibbons, Joan Cadman & Richard Norman
Coral Bay Bowls Club Annual Charity Match Raises €2000
On Monday 25th March 2013, Coral Bay Bowls Club, based at Neo’s Sports Club in Peyia, staged their Annual Charity Match on probably the best day of the year so far! Well they do say the sun shines on the righteous!
Ninety four bowlers from the four bowling clubs in the Republic of Cyprus, namely the Aliathon BC, Aphrodite BC, Avanti Hotel BC and of course Coral Bay BC took part in the day’s event. This is a fun day when the rivalries of the current league competitions are set aside, with an aim to raise as much money as possible for the year’s nominated charity.
Apart from bowling, there were a number of stalls at the side of the green selling books, cakes, crafts and much more besides. There were also some side-shows and competitions running throughout the day and these, plus the raffle, all contributed to the monies raised. In addition there was a very large donation of €500 made by Stavros Pantelides, the owner of Neo’s Sports Club.
In total €2000 was raised and this year the money has been donated to the Trust Fund for a young girl from Peyia, Taylor Hargett. Taylor is a young lady who, in recent times, has tragically lost both her parents and now resides with her legal guardians in Peyia. Money raised through the event will go to an already existing Trust Fund that has been set up on Taylor’s behalf.
Huw Bolsdon, Chairman of Coral Bay Bowls Club, said that he was extremely grateful to the members of all four clubs for supporting the charity event and added that without the dedication and hard work of a group of individuals within the club, the event would never have got off the ground.
Charity Event 14th August 2013
As part of a fundraising scheme, which supports research into cancers which affect women, two young ladies have decided to undertake a 400 kilometer cycle trek across Cuba in October of this year. The two sisters, Julie and Michele, who need to raise £2,900 each as a requirement to take part in the Women V Cancer fundraising marathon, approached Stavros, owner of Neo’s Sports Club in Peyia, to see if they could stage a fundraising event at his premises. Stavros readily agreed and it was decided to hold an evening meal plus raffle on the evening of 14th August, 2013.
Stavros also approached Coral Bay Bowling Club, who play on the greens at Neo’s, to see if they could assist in any way. CBBC decided that they would stage a bowling fundraiser on the afternoon of the 14th although they were aware that a substantial number of members would be away from the island on that date. As well as the bowling, a number of stalls including sports clothing, baking and books were organized, and a raffle, with prizes donated by members and friends, aided the efforts.
With the support of bowlers from the Aliathon Bowling Club in Paphos, Aphrodite Bowling Club in Erimi, friends, relatives and stallholders, nearly 60 people attended and their efforts during the afternoon raised a very respectable €708. The bowling competition was won by Eunice Walker, Mike Cooper and Billy Nicholls.
The evening event at Neo’s, which was organized by Stavros, raised a total of €2600, due mainly to the generosity of Stavros who donated the monies from the tickets for the buffet meal. So over the day a total of €3308 was raised and half of the total will be going towards Julie and Michele’s Central American trek, which will be raising funds for the following charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. The other half of the total, €1654, will be donated to Cancer Support in Paphos.