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 Lawn Green Outdoor bowls club in South Lanarkshire, near Glasgow    Scotland  UK

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  May 29th 2016   Alex MacFarlane Memorial Charity Day

Sunday 29th May saw the 25th Anniversary of our annual Alex Macfarlane Memorial Tournament, which this year was won by a rink consisting of Wiiile Rae of Cambuslang, partnered by John Kerr from Halfway plus Brian Pearce and John Stirling, both of Carmyle. This year, the selected Charity was REACH Lanarkshire Autism, a local charity which supports families who have a young person with this condition living in South Lanarkshire.  Thanks to the sterling efforts of tournament organiser Glenda Montgomery, assisted by bowling supremo Alan Johnston, Club President Richard McInall Junior was able to present a cheque for almost £1,900 to this very deserving charity, and both they and the organisers would like to express their gratitude to all the bowlers and friends who took part and gave so willingly on the day and not least to our many generous sponsors.  This brings the total raised for charity by this annual event to some £56,709.

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June 04th 2016  Triples Tournament (sponsored)

Saturday 4th June saw the renewal of our annual Sponsored Triples, always a popular event on the calendar for members and visitors alike. 
This year, 20 teams contested the title, which was won on the day by a triple from Cambuslang BC consisting of Jim Page, John McLaughlin and Brian Page who fought through after an extra end against an Udston team consisting of Jim McInall, Craig Gordon and Scott McInall.  Congratulations to the winners. Many thanks to Jimmy Lindsay and John McKillop for their help selling raffles etc., which saw a significant benefit to the club. The members and friends of Cambuslang BC also pass on our sincere thanks to this year’s sponsor, our very own Hon.President Ian Skillen. .

triples 2016

 

      July 2016 Past Lady President Nancy MacDonald
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Past Lady President Nancy MacDonald was left "heartbroken" at no longer being able to visit our bowling club,  but the place that was her second home is now back with her thanks to a donation by Haddington-based Acorn Stairlifts.
Two years ago 74-year-old Nancy suffered a heart attack and after spending 10 months in hospital, had to have her leg amputated.
Nancy has been a member of Cambuslang Bowling Club for almost 30 years, serving as its Lady President three times, but becoming an amputee meant she could no longer go bowling as there was no way to access the club.
"The people at the bowling club are like family to me," said Nancy, "so having to come to terms with not being able to go to there anymore was absolutely heartbreaking. I was used to getting out and about and having my independence and suddenly that was all taken away from me."


Recognising how vital this hobby was to Nancy's quality of life, her sister Jean Blackstock made it her mission to find a solution.
Jean said: "Only a few weeks ago I came across a leaflet for Acorn Stairlifts in the local pharmacy and I was surprised to see an outdoor stairlift existed.
The bowling club itself didn't have the funds to install the stairlift, but we gave Acorn a call anyway to see if there was anything they could do.
"To our surprise, the company called us only a few days later to say that they would donate an outdoor stairlift. The club just had to raise funds for the service contract, which it managed to do. I can’t begin to tell you how ecstatic we all are."


Acorn Stairlifts installed the stairlift from its Haddington factory at the end of June and Nancy has already been back to the club to enjoy her hobby again and meet up with her pals. "Having this stairlift installed has made a huge difference to my life as it means I have my independence back," said Nancy.
"I am so pleased with Acorn and the quick service they provided – I’ve written a letter to the company to tell them how thankful I am."



Acorn Starlifts







Acorn Stairlifts employs more than 200 people at its factory in Haddington, near Edinburgh, and is the only company manufacturing stairlifts in Scotland. Exporting to more than 80 countries, it is a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of straight and curved stairlifts, including a fully-weatherproofed outdoor model. Thanks to its pioneering FastTrack® system, Acorn Stairlifts can be installed within a few days, even next day if required.


Company Secretary Dave Belmont commented: "When we received the call from Nancy’s sister Jean, it became very clear how compelling her situation was. Attending the bowling club regularly isn’t just a hobby for Nancy, it’s a way of life and key to her maintaining her independence. 
"With our FastTrack® installation service, we were able to have the stairlift installed at the bowling club within a matter of days. We’re thrilled to have helped make such a difference to Nancy and her family."

Website:  www.acornstairlifts.co.uk
Freefone: 0800 073 9775




Photo with Nancy on the Acorn stairlift with some of her friends and fellow bowlers showing their support!
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 Sept. 09th 2016
 Gents Seniors annual party
Every Wednesday morning May till August our Seniors section plays two teams in the Cambuslang District Seniors League, a league which is organised and run by our own Hon.Past President Ian Skillen.  Then in September we have our  annual ‘bash’ at the bowing club. This event is organised by Past President Jim Low who along with his wife May and Jean Rae laid on a feast for us.
This year because of heavy rain we only managed four ends of bowls, but the rest of the afternoon was taken up by good banter, dominoes and a sing-song!
Our thanks to Past President Jim Low for organising the event and thanks also to Hon.President Peter Phillips who looked after the bar duties.
To 'qualify' for the seniors section you must be 60 or older.
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  Our 2016 seniors section
  champion is Past President Will.McArthur

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 All photos © Past President Will McArthur   .

 

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