Scramble for chopper cash

Whitechapel Bowling Club president Ted Dewhurst presents the cheque to Freda Whittle of the Air Ambulance
Whitechapel Bowling Club president Ted Dewhurst presents the cheque to Freda Whittle of the Air Ambulance
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Whitechapel and Inglewhite Bowling Club has again raised a handsome sum with their annual charity bowling scramble.

Ted Dewhurst, this year’s president, chose the North West Air Ambulance as the charity to benefit from the event.

He said: “Many people in the community are aware of someone who has benefited from the service and even owed their lives to it.”

It has become an essential emergency service, and one the club was delighted to support.

Ted then presented a cheque for £650 to Freda Whittle from the Air Ambulance.

Freda thanked Ted and the club, saying the charity was funded totally by public support and the donation was gratefully received.

The event itself was again blessed by good weather, much to the delight of 64 bowlers who enjoyed a fun afternoon, with randomly picked couples playing four short games to determine a lady and gents winner.

The committee ensured food was available all afternoon and a well-stocked raffle provided extra funds for the charity, also the opportunity for the less successful players to go home with more than dented pride.

l The North West Air Ambulance has been flying life-saving missions throughout the region since 1999.