By VAN RANSLEY
A CHANCE discussion resulted in Diabetes Tasmania’s community work being helped by a fun day at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club (BB&CC) late last month.
Leanne Clark, who is Diabetes Tasmania operations manager, was voluntarily assisting the Club in a different capacity when she mentioned she worked with Diabetes Tasmania. The event developed from there.In excess of 60 visitors enjoyed two hours of fun on the bowling green followed by lunch, making use of the Club’s recently opened Ross Howard Pavilion barbecue facility.
The Club has a standard format which suits non and novice bowlers, based on fun and an introduction to lawn bowls. Club members are assigned to each rink to help the players with the basic knowledge needed to enjoy the experience.
Those present heard from Lisa Burgess who is living with the challenge of Type 1 diabetes, but who manages the condition with medication and an appropriate life style, to be able to enjoy a full and active life. Lisa and Leanne are among a group about to embark on a cycling adventure in southern India to assist with fund raising which will benefit not only Diabetes Tasmania but also Life for a Child, which is a charity dedicated to providing life-saving insulin and necessary aids to children in developing countries.
This was the BB&CC’s first significant charity-assisting event and it has been hailed as extremely successful.
“Great day yesterday. I have received fantastic feedback and we raised $2447 on the day,” said Leanne in correspondence to the Club.
The Club is able to stage a limited number of similar charitable events, and anyone interested can contact the writer, Van Ransley, 0417 314 749, to discuss possible opportunities.