Bowled over by club support

Members of Collingwood Bowling Club with residents from Eastbourne House and Redesdale Court, led by Terry Kelly, activities co-ordinator at Eastbourne House.

Members of Collingwood Bowling Club with residents from Eastbourne House and Redesdale Court, led by Terry Kelly, activities co-ordinator at Eastbourne House.

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Residents had a ball when they competed in a bowling match against Collingwood Bowling Club in North Shields.

Older people from Redesdale Court in North Shields and Eastbourne House in Whitley Bay were invited along for a friendly by the club after Helen McArdle Care offered support to the club for a second year.

Debbie White, care home manager at Eastbourne House, said: “Both of our homes were delighted to be invited along to play with the members of Collingwood Bowling Club.

“We are always keen to make links with the community and we have been very impressed with the work the committee has done at the club. As a former bowls player for County Durham, our activities co-ordinator Terry had fun playing bowls with the residents and rekindling his love for the sport.”

Alan Hall, of Collingwood Bowling Club, said: “Our members thoroughly enjoyed hosting a very relaxed friendly bowls get-together with some residents from Redesdale Court and Eastbourne House.

“Helen McArdle Care has given our club some excellent financial support during both the 2015 and 2016 seasons and this has assisted us in bringing our bowling park back to a playable condition and given us the opportunity to host these events.

“We look forward to building upon our excellent relations with Helen McArdle Care and to organising many more bowling events in the future.”