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Ladies Match

Thameside Wanderers match

BREAST CANCER DAY 8th March 2015

Approximately 6 months ago our Lady Captain approached Irene Ashby and Sylvia Day and Gently coerced us into doing something for the Breast Cancer Charity.

We got our heads together and decided that we would use the club to its maximum potential, rather than do a half hearted affair.

Firstly, we had to formulate a programme for the day and get the board to sanction it.  Whilst this was being discussed by the Board, we worked on filling the day with FUN ideas.

With many friends at the club offering help and ideas, we got a plan together and contacted the Breast Cancer Charity and got balloons, banners, info cards and supportive help.

We were astounded by the Prince Arthur Board decision to grant us a £300 gift and all raffle proceeds!!!!  This was a brilliant start to the campaign.


                                     Lina at the Cake Stall                                                                                           Yummy Cake

We had a cake stall suggested by Lina Foster, which sold slices of cake donated by many, many ladies, for 50p and these disappeared as quick as the players came in the door!!!

(We should have charged them £1!!!!)


Sylvia’s family and our grandchildren worked hard on pink wristbands (some with names on) which sold for 50p, or £1 for posh ones.

Some people had a bit of persuasion from organisers to buy the pink bands, especially the men. Yes, they took the advice and bought them.


The day started off with the pink ladies drawn triples.

Ladies Charity Match Group Photo



All the ladies turned out in pink, some with matching hair. Brenda Hedgecock even managed pink leggings!


Then came Tea

After tea everyone had to change bowls with a person in their team. This was great fun, the only trouble was that most of us played better with somebody else’s bowls!!!.

We had great fun and this was a good start to a brilliant day.

Jokers were played and the score was doubled on that end.

In the Pink

Winning Team


Runners Up

Vanessa Gaudoin

Fran White

Brenda Williams

16 - 12

Pearl Turner-Giles

Brenda Hedgecock

Chris Heward

Jackie Cordell

Lena Foster

Lesley Clark

12 - 11

Jackie Spice

Audrey Rushton

Irene Ashby

Babs Tomlin

Doreen Jenkins

Bernie Mercer

13 - 7

Lynette Stock

Sheila Gutridge

Shirley Harris

Sheila Pamplin

Pam Belsham

Pat Carr

19 - 3

Sonia Bignall

Denise Bigwood

Margaret Head

Linda Hoare

Gloria Fox

Val Hart

13 - 8

Linda Woodhouse

June Robinson

Joan McLaughlin

Sylvia Day

Maureen Osborne

Jean Lacey

20 - 6

Dot Elliott

Pam Horan

Cilla Stevens

We had a wonderful response from Thameside Wanderers who joined in the day with pink shirts and pink wigs. They also bought many bands and cakes as well.



We believe that sponsorship was done by some people and would like them to return the forms and money ASAP please.

Finally, we would like to send special thanks to cake donators, also John Mercer for pictures, Malcolm and Lesley Clark for help on the day and anyone else who helped make this a great day.

Also, thanks for the generosity of Nicola in the rink 9 restaurant for allowing us to sell our own cakes.


The final total is not yet clear as some donations are still being received. The target for the day was about £750. We probably doubled it  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will update the total on the web and on notice board when we are ready.

Irene and Sylvia XXXXX