Bowls marathon aids fire fund

Glenn Voysey and Steve Bartlett. Photo: Supplied.

By Alesha Capone

Members of the Hoppers Bowls Club have played in a marathon competition to raise funds for bushfire-affected communities and local CFA brigades.
The club’s president Steve Bartlett and secretary Glenn Voysey played lawn bowls for 100 ends against other club members on January 11.
The two men bowled 300 bowls each during the 11-hour event, which ran from 10am to 9pm without a break.
Between them, Mr Voysey and Mr Bartlett also walked more than 25,000 steps.
The Hoppers Crossing club also conducted a raffle and donated half of its bar takings for the day to victims of the bushfires.
In addition, the club hosted a barbecue in return for a gold coin donation.
The club raised $4513 on the day, surpassing their original target of $1000.
Mr Voysey said everyone who took part in the fundraising event should be proud.
“Never did I think we would get this amount raised,” he said.
The Hoppers Bowls Club was established in 1985 by residents, and is part of the Hoppers Club.