Bowling for a great cause at Red Rock Bowling Club

Players hit the greens at Red Rock Bowling Club.

BOWLERS have hit the greens for a great cause this Easter at the Red Rock Bowling Club.

The fundraising event helped to raise money for Bear Cottage, the only children’s hospice in NSW that’s dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions.

The fundraising day was held on Monday, 10 April, and was a great success raising $6070 thanks to the generosity of local businesses, as well as City of Coffs Harbour donating $500.

The fundraiser attracted 90 people with 75 of them bowling on the day.

Event organiser Debbie Costelloe said the fundraiser had made a welcome return.

“It’s the fifth one we’ve had, and we hadn’t had one for a few years due to COVID,” she said.

“The last event I had, I thought it would be the last, but Bear Cottage needs money so I thought we’d go again.

“I did say this would be my last year doing this event, but by popular demand I will be doing it all over again next year with it being bigger.

“It was a great day, everyone was happy, laughing and enjoying themselves, and it was well supported.

“The support this year was amazing, and a lot of people told me they want it again.

“It was a bloody great effort from everyone, and Red Rock Bowling Club donated the green fees, which was fantastic.”

Costelloe highlighted the importance of the day’s cause.

“It’s a very worthy cause to raise money for, as a lot of people don’t know about Bear Cottage,” she said.

“The day was also about raising awareness for Bear Cottage and what they do.

“It’s the only hospice for children in NSW, so it doesn’t matter where you come from, if you have a child with life-limiting conditions, you can use it.”


Some of the fundraising items.

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