The annual event is a hit with all age groups.
The annual event is a hit with all age groups.

Red Rock rolling up to fight cancer

ALWAYS keen to get involved in a good cause, the Red Rock community will this Sunday don their best flat-soled shoes and head to the Red Rock Bowling and Recreation Club for the annual Irene Scott Memorial Bowls Day for charity.

The day will involve kids as young as 10, families, pros and first-time bowlers alike grabbing a ball and competing in a friendly bowls tourney, all to raise money for a good cause.

The event, now in its fourth year, is named after Irene Scott, a respected former member of the Red Rock and Halfway Creek communities and former lifesaver, who died four years ago from cancer. The bowls day is the community’s way of keeping her name alive while supporting a good cause.

Event co-ordinator Peter McHenry said the day would be the culmination of other fund–raising activities conducted throughout the week.

“All the funds from the day – the green fees, the barbecue, the raffles and all that – go to Children With Cancer Research. They’re going to be the beneficiaries as they have been for the past three years,” Mr McHenry said.

The event last year raised about $3000 for the charity and Mr McHenry said he was keen to do even better this year.

For those not wishing to bowl, there would also be a barbecue lunch, raffles and more to keep the crowd fed and entertained.

“All in all, it’s a good, fun day; nothing’s taken too seriously and nothing is measured like it would be in real games, so it keeps it friendly,” Mr McHenry said.

“All we need now is for the sun to shine and the rain to stay away.”

The entry fee is $10 for bowlers, $5 for non-bowlers and includes a barbecue lunch and dessert.

For more information, contact the Red Rock Bowling and Recreation Club on 6649 2729.



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