Annual tenpin bowling challenge raises around £4,500 for local charity fund

Annual tenpin bowling challenge raises around £4,500 for local charity fund

More than 70 participants from a dozen local businesses helped to raise nearly £4,500 for good causes by taking part in a charity tenpin bowling event.

Organised by staff at the Halesworth office of chartered accountants, business advisers and financial planners Lovewell Blake, the annual event saw defending champions GS Computers of Loddon retain their trophy, narrowly beating Barclays Bank, with Dennis Barber Ltd finishing third.

A raffle and auction on the night, with prizes donated by local businesses, helped to boost the total raised, and with generous match-funding from Barclays Bank, and from the partners at Lovewell Blake, the total raised was nearly £4,500.

This sum will go into the firm’s LB150 Fund, an ongoing initiative to raise money for charities and local community groups across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The evening was once again hosted by Rob Mayes-Smith and his staff at Richardson’s Family Bowl, Lowestoft, who also generously donated four novelty skittles, which were auctioned off at the end of the evening.

Event organiser Matthew Waters, of Lovewell Blake’s Halesworth office, said, “We are very grateful for the enthusiastic support from the teams taking part, the local business community for donating prizes, and the Lovewell Blake staff who organise the event.

“The evening has become an opportunity to bring together local businesses to raise vital funds for some of the region’s smaller charities and community projects while enjoying some friendly competition against what have now become familiar faces. 

“We are very proud of the amount we have raised this year and would like to thank everyone who helped us reach such a fantastic total. We are already planning next year’s event, knowing it will be well supported.”

The LB150 Challenge was originally set up to mark Lovewell Blake’s 150th anniversary in 2008, with a goal of raising £150,000. Since then the firm has raised £250,000, benefitting over 100 charities and voluntary groups. The Fund is administered by the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge Community Foundations.

Visit the our giving section of our website to find out more about the LB150 Fund.