Match Secretary’s Report – 01.09.19


It was a very special day at Markinch Bowling Club on Saturday, with a “Fun Day” organised by Bridget and David Whyte to raise as much money for the charity, Meningitis Scotland, in memory of their daughter Michelle, who died at such a tender age of the disease. The twenty-four rinks who turned up in fancy dress for the bowls game were certainly up for a day of fun with fairies, pirates, pixies, ghouls dominoes and dalmatians playing bowls. It was fantastic that the weather changed from rain to sunshine to allow the bowlers to have a great afternoon. There were fines for misdemeanours on the green to help boost the charity fund and at the end of the day it was Amy Studders, Jennie Crawford, Billy Drysdale and Ryan Crawford;’s “golfers” who were declared winners of the Michelle Whyte Trophy. The day continued with a meal, followed by a whole series of events to raise money for the charity. There were auctions for a gallon of Johnny Walker whisky, hospitality days at East Fife and Dundee Utd Football Clubs plus a special Dimple Whisky from Harrods, worth over £200 donated by member Les MacAllister plus a few more items that raised over £500 for the charity. The donations for the raffle beggared belief with so many prizes the generosity was unbelievable. There was also other guessing games, such as “weigh the dumpling”, caravan holiday and “win a hedgehog” to add more money to the charity. The total collected, to hand over to the charity, was an amazing £2056 and Bridget and David thanked all the people who were so generous. The evening continued with a fabulous cabaret, where members enjoyed themselves dancing until past midnight, promising to come back for a repeat next year. There were photographs taken throughout the day and everybody is invited to to to the Meningitis Scotland Facebook to have a good laugh. There is bowling also taking place this week, with four major finals being played on Friday at 6pm, so members are encouraged to come along and watch the finals.