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Last updated - 11 August 2018 09:33

£722.00 was raised for Kangaroos in a Division 3 VPís Charity Day Match vs Steyning BC. Our thanks to all for their most generous support.  

The Charity is registered and based in Haywards Heath and provides a range of fun, with year-round clubs and trips out, in and around Mid Sussex, for children and young adults with learning disabilities and complex medical needs.

They currently support children and young adults from age 6 upwards with a wide range of learning difficulties and special needs including autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, challenging behaviour and complex medical conditions. Activities are requested, approved and paid for in advance to ensure that we have the right staffing in place.
Kangaroos strive to enrich the lives of their members and their families and not let their disabilities hold them back and enable them, in a safe and supporting way, to participate in the majority of activities that we all take for granted.

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Bowls England invited Disability Bowls England (DBE) to play a representative match at the National Finals at Leamington Spa on Saturday, 4th August 2018.  DBE took the opportunity to play their annual North - South competition for the Margaret Smith Shield.  Four players from Sussex took part Cliff Ainsworth (Mackie), (Daniel Ellman-Brown (White Rock), Bob Henstridge (Vicarage - Peacehaven) and Steve Ireland (Crouch) joined over forty other players in this match but unfortunately  the South lost by ONE shot 96 to 97.

At the end of the match the Shield was presented by both Margaret Smith and Tony Allcook MBE.

Lindfield reached Leamington finals again in this double rink competition.

They beat Chichester in the Sussex final to go onto playing Kent champions Bromley on a neutral green at Tonbridge on 2nd August.

Both Bromley and Lindfield being previous winners of this national trophy.

On the evening, both Lindfield rinks won.

Keith Holman, Ian Watson, Carol Watson and Margaret Atkins won by 28 - 18.

Roger Green, Sue Willmott, Janet Hawkins and Roger Willmott won by 25 - 17.

Now the last last 8 teams go to Leamington to play the finals on 1st and 2nd September.

Just to let you know that Diana Taylor has been made a Life Member of Sussex County Bowls.

This should have been announced at the Executive meeting in April, but Di was unable to attend due to her husbandís illness.

Her citation was therefore presented to her at the Benevolent Triples Day at Beach House Park, Worthing, on Monday 16th July.

This was a complete surprise for Di, and all those present were delighted to be part of this special event.

Life Membership was bestowed on Diana in appreciation and thanks for all her sterling work for the County womenís Association, as an Umpire, as Competitions Secretary (in the 1980s)  for the Brighton Area, and as Benevolent Secretary and Treasurer for the last 15 years.   No-one is more deserving of this accolade.

The ladies won through to Leamington in the Walker Cup - for the first time since 1989 apparently. They beat Surrey in the Regional Semi Final and then beat Berkshire in the Regional Final. They will now be playing at Leamington on Sunday 19th August in the Walker Cup and the Men in the Balcomb Trophy on Sunday 26th - the first time in living memory that both have qualified in these two competitions.

We are pleased to report that Darrell Petts - Div 1 VP Controller is now out of Brighton Hospital and is currently at: 

Westerleigh Nursing Home, 18 Corsica Road, Seaford BN25 1BD.  Phone 01323 892335.

Where he expects to be for a further couple of months.

Rod McBeth has spoken to the care home to confirm he is there and have established that visiting times are anytime - as long as the person wishes to see the visitor - but up to 11 am they may be having a bath etc.  It may best if you ring before you visit.

If anyone is in the area and wishes to visit I am sure Darrell will welcome seeing you.
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