Bowling Club launch special fund raising event

Members of Lichfield Museum Bowling Club are organising the first event of its kind – a special competition between club members and representatives from the Armed Forces on Wednesday 20th September.  The Annual President’s Charity Day will be extra special because it will include a team from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court, Surrey; staff from DMS (Whittington); plus, serving and veteran soldiers with combat injuries.  All money raised will be split between the DMRC Benevolent Fund and We Love Lichfield and organisers are calling on local businesses to support the event to raise money for these worthwhile causes.

Organiser and Museum Bowling Club President Bernard Derrick said: “As ex-Army I wanted to support the Armed Forces with my charity event.  With the amazing changes at DMS Whittington I wanted to support them, but I also wanted to connect with those who have suffered injuries and highlight their plight.  That’s why we will also have military personnel, both medical staff and patients, from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre playing.”

He continued: “I also wanted to celebrate this wonderful place called Lichfield.  An organisation which has captured that community spirit across the District is We Love Lichfield.  Its tireless work to help others including the likes of our small bowling club, which is solely run by volunteers, made me want to give something back to them.”

Organisers will be holding a lottery with all proceeds split between DMRC and We Love Lichfield and are calling on local businesses for their support.  Bernard said: “With the amazing community spirit of the area I call upon businesses to support this special event which is the first of its kind.  We want as many prizes as possible so we can sell lots of tickets to raise substantial funds for these two very worthwhile causes.”

For more information and to sponsor the event, please call Bernard Derrick on 01543 410124

Pictured: Launching the Museum Bowling Club President’s Charity Day 2017 are (L-R) Simon Price – Patron, We Love Lichfield; Trevor Shaw – Vice President, Lichfield Museum Bowling Club; Fred Perry – LMB Club Captain; Bernard Derrick – President, LMBC; Commander Simon Brown RN; Andy Hayes – LMBC Vice Captain.