£2k raised for Big Red Heart Appeal at charity bowling match in Cleethorpes
A CHARITY has been bowled over with support... literally!
More than £2,000 was raised for the Big Red Heart Appeal at Cleethorpes Ten Pin Bowling, in King's Road.
Fourteen teams took part in the competition and the winning group, Braveheart, walked away with the Grimsby and District Healthcare Charity shield after scoring an impressive 3,026 points.
Team captain Shane Oxer, 34, from Grimsby, said: "We have been taking part in the bowling event for the last eight years.
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"My dad, John Oxer, died eight years ago from a heart attack, so the work the charity does means a lot to me.
"We want to raise as much money as possible because you never know when you might need the hospital.
"It has been brilliant to win in memory of my dad, but the important thing is to raise money.
"I want to thank everyone for taking part and the organisers for making it happen."
In all, £2,039 was raised which will be used to buy cardiology equipment for the new heart unit which will be built at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, in Grimsby.
Organiser Russ Carrick, of Longfield Road, Grimsby, added: "I have been putting on this event for the last 15 years.
"A lot of people are affected by heart problems which is why the money is greatly needed.
"It has taken a lot of organising but it has been well worth it.
"Having 14 teams take part and support the charity is very impressive. I want to thank everyone for coming."
Bowler Linda Thorndyke, 64, of Ashby Road, Cleethorpes, said: "I got a phone call asking if I could put a team together and that is exactly what I did.
"We bowl together regularly on a Wednesday night. I am impressed by how many people have turned up to support the charity."
With every game there are winners and loser and the team with the lowest score on the night was made up of Dangerous Dan, Scary Simon, Lethal Laura, Fearsome Faye and Jimmy Jeopardy, otherwise known as reporters from the Grimsby Telegraph. Perhaps stick to the day job ...