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Bowled over as fundraising event sees £5,000 collected

Diss and District Bowls Club hosted a 24-hour bowls marathon, raising money for Norfolk-based cancer charity The Big C. Participants and supporters donned onesies for the event, which has raised more than �5,000. Photo: Contributed. ANL-140423-172726001

Diss and District Bowls Club hosted a 24-hour bowls marathon, raising money for Norfolk-based cancer charity The Big C. Participants and supporters donned onesies for the event, which has raised more than �5,000. Photo: Contributed. ANL-140423-172726001

A cancer survivor says she was “overwhelmed” after more than one hundred people supported a 24-hour bowls marathon starting on Good Friday which raised in excess of £5,000.

Lynne Ainge, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 but has been all clear for four years, and friends held the event at the Diss and District Bowls Club. The disease also took the life of her mother Hazel Tooke, husband Pete Ainge, while her father, Arthur Tooke, was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year.

“It is a really big thank you to everybody from Diss and surrounds who came and played bowls or supported the players and kept them going, because the club was buzzing,” she said.

World Ladies Bowls Champion, Katherine Rednall, made two appearances during the marathon, while participants and supporters donned ‘onesies’ for the event.

Twelve people stayed for the entire day-long stint of bowling.

The fundraising total, in excess of £5,000, will be donated to Norfolk-based The Big C Cancer Charity, which has supported Lynne over the years.

 

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