Tugun Bendigo Bank's Shylah Kenny (left) and Wendy Anderson(right) get excited about the upcoming charity bowls event with Tuguns Bowls Club President Gary Moronry Photo- Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Tugun Bendigo Bank's Shylah Kenny (left) and Wendy Anderson(right) get excited about the upcoming charity bowls event with Tuguns Bowls Club President Gary Moronry Photo- Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

Teamed up and barefoot for charity

WHEN three community organisations fundraise together this weekend they will surely gather more money they could have individually.

With this in mind the Tugun Bowls Club and Bendigo Bank Tugun are hosting a Charity Barefoot Bowls Day in support of RACQ CareFlight.

CareFlight's Corrinne Brown said the event would be a fun way to get involved in Chopper Awareness Month which aims to create awareness of the air ambulance's life saving service.

"We want everyone to grab some mates and come down to the Tugun Bowls Club to show their support," she said.

"Everyone loves a good game of barefoot bowls.

"It's a good excuse to have a day out in the sun, have a feed and maybe a beer or two with friends.

"All proceeds raised from the day will go towards our life-saving service.

"And with every critical rescue mission costing around $12,500 we rely largely on community support to fund this vital operation."

Bendigo Tugun customer service officer Shylah Kenny said it would be the bank's third fundraising bowls event with the club.

She actually used to play bowls in Victoria, from which she moved here about 18 months ago.

"I'll be there," Ms Kenny said.

"The reason for the bank's involvement is purely because we do so much in the community, and this is just another example.

"We're doing it to help out CareFlight, basically, and every little bit helps."

During June Bendigo Bank branches across the Gold Coast has hosted and will be hosting fundraising events for CareFlight.

Each branch is hoping to raise $1000 in the course of the month and prizes are on offer for branch that raises the most funds.

Entry to the June 24 event is $15 which includes a game of bowls, lucky door ticket and sausage sizzle.

It begins 9.30am and for tickets phone the club on 07 5534 1245.



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