Bowlers scramble to raise cash for Christie Hospital

President Let Hardman presents the cheque to her niece, Dr Fiona Watson.
President Let Hardman presents the cheque to her niece, Dr Fiona Watson.

Whitechapel and Inglewhite Bowling Club held its annual
charity scramble, despite the threat from the remnants of 
Hurricane Bertha.

Seventy members and friends supported this year’s event.

Play started off in light rain which gave way to three hours of glorious sunshine.

Bowling continued throughout the afternoon helped along by a continuous buffet provided by the ladies of the club.

This year the president, Let Hardman, chose Christie 
Hospital as the charitable cause to benefit .

She presented a cheque for £650 to Dr Fiona Watson, who is a stomach and breast cancer specialist at Christie Hospital, and also Let’s niece.

Dr Watson thanked everyone for their generous cheque and gave a brief talk about her work at the Christie Hospital.

She told those present that treatment was getting better all the time, supported in no small way by charitable donations such as that from the club.

Minutes after the last bowlers left the green the heavens opened with torrential rain.

From the shelter of the clubhouse, Let presented prizes to the knockout winners.

Harry Singleton won the men’s competition and Annie Riding the ladies’ event.

Before closing the scramble, Let thanked everyone for generously supporting the charity day, the ladies for the buffet and everyone involved in making the day a success.