Hebburn bowls club give good causes a boost

Elmfield Bowls club presents St Clare's Hospice with a cheque. From left, John Clark, John Stewart, Tyler Anderson, Stephen Ramshaw and Matty Ramshaw.
Elmfield Bowls club presents St Clare's Hospice with a cheque. From left, John Clark, John Stewart, Tyler Anderson, Stephen Ramshaw and Matty Ramshaw.

A bowls club has helped boost the funds of two good causes supporting the people of South Tyneside.

Kind-hearted bowlers at Elmfield Bowling Club, family and friends raised £900 through raffles, donations and an end-of-season night.

The money has since been split between Hebburn Sea Cadets and St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow.

A spokesman for the club, based at Hebburn Park during the season, said: “We would just like to say a special ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated prizes and helped us to raise the money for two good causes.

“St Clare’s Hospice is a charity we have always supported, but this year we also chose Hebburn Sea Cadets, as they do a really good job at giving young people something to do and helps to keep them off the streets.

“As a club we just wanted to give something back to the community.”

The club was helped on their fundraising endeavours by local businesses including the Barbour Foundation.

Hebburn Sea Cadets provides young people with skills on a nautical theme as well as helping them to build on skills they can use in everyday life.

St Clare’s Hospice based at Primrose Avenue, Jarrow, provides palliative care to adults within South Tyneside diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

The charity also offers a befriending service as well as bereavement counselling.

For more information on the bowling club call along to the park next year at the start of the new season from April 18 onwards.