During the first lockdown our Men’s Vice Captain, Mike Taylor, started writing poems as a way of passing the time and grew to become an (almost) daily Facebook post to share with his online ‘friends’, the subject matter covers social distancing, restricted travel and most importantly praise for the work undertaken by the many people who selflessly worked on in very demanding circumstances.
At his own expense Mike has had a booklet containing his first 25 poems professionally designed and printed and has so far raised a total of £300 which has been donated to two charities, JPK Project which was formed to provide opportunities for people with learning difficulties and People Matter which provides free information, advice and guidance to local jobseekers, whether or not they are currently working, Mike is a volunteer at this charity.
All proceeds going to these two charities, JPK Project and People Matter
Well done Mike, they are a great read.
We were really pleased to welcome back visitors from ‘Memory Lane’ Dementia group, returning for the first time after many months away.
In addition to our volunteers we are thrilled that one of our highly qualified coaches, Denise Smith, offered her services and equipment to enable the group to play a variety of games, followed by tea and cake of course !!
Next session: To Be Confirmed subject to Covid restrictions . . .
On Saturday (7th March 2020) a local band, NOTHING IS REAL, entertained us for the 2nd year running with a fantastic evening of Beatles music. Their generosity and that of our members and friends continues to astound us as we raised £840 on the night for Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate our Captain’s Charity of the Year. A raffle was held with 1st prize being the only ever authorised biography of the Beatles by Hunter Davies and 2nd prize was another book by the same author called The Beatles Lyrics and is the story behind their music. A big thank you to everyone involved in the evening, you know who you are.
Fund raising efforts for our Junior Academy have reached an amazing £380 these monies being raised from the sale of used sets of bowls, sale of plants and marmalade at our open days and fayre’s and £145 donated by Waitrose who included our club in a token drop as part of their community matters scheme during October 2019.
This has enabled our Junior Coach, Dave Buttle, to purchase two new much needed sets of junior coaching bowls.
Congratulations to Dave and our junior players in their success this season in the Sussex County matches.
If you would like to join our Junior Academy or require more information about our junior academy please send us a message using our Contact Form.
Memory Lane Eastbourne
Social Activities for People with Dementia & their Carers
We recently welcomed Members and their Carers from ‘Memory Lane’ to have their first try at bowls. We started the session by having a go at delivering the bowls, followed by scoring points using the floor target and ‘goal’. A cuppa and cake finished off a fun afternoon and we look forward to their next visit. Visits are planned for the 4th Friday in the month.
Memory Lane contact details: Carol 07800874361
The Waitrose Community Matters in-store scheme offers a share of £1000 between three local organisations. The proportion of that share is decided by store customers placing a token in a voting box after their shop.
EDIBC have been chosen by Waitrose in Old Town Eastbourne as one of the three local organisations for the month of OCTOBER so any tokens placed in our box will help us purchase smaller (junior) size bowls for our junior section.
Our club is actively trying to encourage younger players to become involved in bowls and have recently welcomed a few local scout and cub groups to have a go, bowls is a great way to stay fit, make new friends and can be played by all ages
Members, friends and guests of Eastbourne & District Indoor Bowls Club based within Hampden Park have raised over £3,000 for this seasons Captains Charity, The Children With Cancer Fund, Polegate.
On 26th January, 72 Club bowlers of all levels of ability played in a very enjoyable Captains Charity Bowls Tournament. All Match fees, proceeds from bar and restaurant sales, raffle, tombola and auctions were donated with Barclays Bank generously matching the amount raised by raffle ticket sales.
In March the local Beatles tribute band “Nothing Is Real” played for free to a sold out concert in the Club. 120 members and guests enjoyed an excellent evening of nostalgia with all entrance money being donated, as well as proceeds from the raffle, tombola and auctions.
E&DIBC Men’s Captain, Peter Ring said “I am extremely proud of the support and generosity of our Members, guests, local businesses, and to the organisers, for the amount raised for this fantastic local Charity in our Clubs 40th Anniversary year”
Zoe, Fund Raiser at CWCF, said “A huge massive thank you to you all and the Eastbourne and District Indoor Bowls club for all your support and fundraising, you are all amazing”
Pictured are Greg, Sue and Chloe from CWCF and Peter Ring.
NOTHING IS REAL entertained us at the club last night with an amazing evening of Beatles hits.
The generosity of our members and friends just astounds us with a total £1100 being raised for CHILDREN WITH CANCER FUND bringing our total for the year to just over £3000. Our thanks to David & Naomi for arranging the evening, Michelle for yet another fantastic buffet, to Chloe & Sue from CWCF who helped us sell raffle tickets, Billy & Peter behind the bar what a busy night they had and to all the other volunteers behind the scenes, without who these events would not happen.
Don’t forget our next event is our Spring Fayre & Open Morning Saturday 6th April 9.30 – 2pm