Organisers are bowled over by success of Daventry fundraising event

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Daventry Indoor Bowls Club (DIBC) opened its doors on Monday for a special open day and also raised funds for Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT).

Local bowls enthusiast, Mark Courtney had invited DIBC to join a Daventry wide charity fund raiser he was organising for DACT, and pulled many strings to make it a success across the town.

The day started off with club captain, John Sach welcoming the “official party”, led by Daventry District Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry Mayor Wendy Randall, Bowls Daventry president Chris Long, Daventry Indoor Bowls Club president, Norman Langdon, and members of the DACT organisation.

Mr Sach said: “There were many visitors to the club during the day to try bowls, and some were hit by the bug quickly and joined the club straight away.

“Lots of people had a go on the target competition that ran throughout the day, which raised an excellent £100 for DACT.

“Ian Litchfield, Kindly donated the winning prize of a £50 Buddies voucher, and a shield, along with medals for the runners up.

“In total the club presented DACT with £170.

“This was made possible by the excellent planning of the event by Debs Sach and support the club received on the day by many of its members.

“New members are always welcome.

“For more information please visit our website or phone 01327 871971”

The day involved the town’s bowls, hockey, football, and golf clubs as well as scouts, Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and DACT.

It gave people a chance to try a range of sports available in the town.

Events included a tug of war, hockey matches, and more.

The day ended at the Peppermill pub where there was a raffle and 
more fundraising.