Lions bowls day ?the biggest? in 32 years
By EMMA CORNFORD
MORE than 150 bowlers converged on the Grafton City Bowling Club on Sunday.
But they weren't there for a competition ? they turned up in a bid to raise money for the Grafton Base Hospital maternity unit.
Bowlers came from as far away as Lismore and all over the Clarence Valley, raising what organiser Bernie Barron described as a 'large amount'.
"I can't give you a final figure just yet ... but it was well up there," Mr Barron said yesterday.
"It's to help buy a humidifier and a birthing bed which they badly need up there.
"It was a really great day."
The Lions Club Bowls Day has been running for 32 years and according to Mr Barron has raised more than $121,000 in that time.
But he said this year's event was the 'biggest ever'.
"We had a really good crowd there which was great to see," Mr Barron said.
"We had a large charity auction as well.
"A whole lot of businesses from around the Valley donated items which was good ? everything was new and people enjoyed themselves."