Bowls boost for cancer charity

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A Kintyre cancer charity is £1,750 better off after it was chosen as the beneficiary at this year’s George and Jenny Mackay memorial pairs bowls competition.

Campbeltown Bowling Club welcomed 18 pairs at the recent competition, held annually to raise money for a different local cause.

Some great bowls resulted in a final between Roberta Lafferty and Ryan Mclachlan, up against Duncan MacInnes and Gavin Mclachlan jnr, with Duncan and Gavin coming out on top.

From left: President David Brown, Alistair Mackay, winners Duncan MacInnes and Gavin Mclachlan jnr and runners up Ryan Mclachlan and Roberta Lafferty.
From left: President David Brown, Alistair Mackay, winners Duncan MacInnes and Gavin Mclachlan jnr and runners up Ryan Mclachlan and Roberta Lafferty.

Ultimately, the real winner was the Mairi Semple Cancer Fund, thanks to the club’s fundraising, driven by Alistair Mackay, and the generosity of the Campbeltown community alongside a stall set up and run by the charity’s volunteers.

‘Huge thank you to all at Campbeltown Bowling Club for their help and support at their fundraising pairs,’ said a Mairi Semple Cancer Fund spokesperson.

‘We really appreciate how welcome they made us all and the great amount they helped us raise.’

Club president David Brown added: ‘Well done to every single person involved and thank you for the generous donations from the community.’