Club News & Publicity

Braintree Bowling Club


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Our Press Officer, Eddie Hawkins asks that individuals and team captains let him know of any internal or external events, award ceremonies, competitions or matches involving club members or teams.  Eddie will try to attend where he can, to take photos and do a press release for the Braintree & Witham Times, where possible.  Please contact Eddie on 01376 346265 if you would like him to attend.

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2020 July

Over 2,000 Face Masks Supplied to Care Homes by Club Members

At the start of the Pandemic, Olive Hawkins contacted local care homes to check their need for face masks, to which the response was enormous.  To meet this need, Olive sourced her own material to make the masks, but it soon became clear that more help and material was needed to make masks.  To this end, Olive put a request out to Bowling Club members who rallied round to supply resources and conduct collections and deliveries. 

With the help of Braintree Bowling Club and WI members, Olive supplied 2,175 masks to care homes and Bowling Club members and families.

Thanks go to the following club members for their contributions:

Lorraine Barnes, Andy Beatty, Chris Beatty, Linda Butcher, Sue Cannon, Terry Cannon, Gill Costin, Paul Costin, Joan Day, Tony Day, Annette Dodd, Richard Dodd, Pauline Green, Pat Hart, Carol Heales, Tony Heales, John Hynes, Maureen Hynes, Barry Jowett, Joy Jowett, Jan Kodz, Judith Kodz, Freda Laidlaw, John Laidlaw, Geoff Lowe, Ian Norgett, Sandy Norgett, Sylvia Spratling, Bob Steele, Peter Stow, Ernie Sutton, Liz Sutton, Nita Watson

Olive CertificateIn recognition of instigating this initiative, Braintree Lions Club awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Olive Hawkins. 

The award was made at Braintree Bowling Club by Andy Beatty Chairman of Braintree Bowling Club and Vice President of Braintree Lions Club.

Presentation to Olive

Pictured left to right: Stan Davies – Braintree Lions Welfare Chairman, Andy Beatty, Olive Hawkins, Tony Day – Braintree Lions Secretary and Bowls Club Member


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