Portsmouth bowls clubs donates cash to hospital ward

(L-r) Margaret Hancock, Caroline Gall, Wally Somerset, Alec Gall (President), Len Chubb (Secretary), Richard Smalley (Club Captain), Bob Bloomfield (Life Vice- President.) and Kath Brinck  Picture: Simon Charters
(L-r) Margaret Hancock, Caroline Gall, Wally Somerset, Alec Gall (President), Len Chubb (Secretary), Richard Smalley (Club Captain), Bob Bloomfield (Life Vice- President.) and Kath Brinck Picture: Simon Charters
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A BOWLS club has raised £700 to help fund an outdoor play area.

Priory Bowls Club, in Portsmouth, handed over the cheque to the paediatric department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

It will be go towards the new play area at the Cosham site for child patients. The club raised the funds through its annual bowls tournament.

Bob Bloomfield, a life vice-president of Priory Bowls Club, said: ‘Every year we choose a cause close to our hearts, like The Rocky Appeal.

‘The fund is close to my heart as my great-grandson, Max, was born in QA in December last year and is still in hospital in Southampton.

‘There are a lot of children who, in their lifetimes, will not be able to play bowls or other sports as we have been able to. So making an area accessible and comfortable for them is really worthwhile.’

Victoria Greenshields, fundraising manager at QA Hospital, added: ‘This long-running campaign is on the verge of being brought to life, and the Priory Bowls Club has generously contributed to this vital project.’