Police Legacy bowls day hailed a success

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Queensland Retired Police Association held their 12th annual lawn bowls day (July, 6) to help raise funds for the Queensland Police Legacy scheme.
(Pictured left: Bill McKenna, Peter Hull & Dave Compton (Absent – Dennis Whitmore).)
 
The Queensland Retired Police Association held their 12th annual lawn bowls day (July, 6) to raise funds once again for the Queensland Police Legacy scheme at the Northern Suburbs Bowls Club in Brisbane.
 
Congratulations to this year’s winners, Dave Compton’s team of Bill Mckenna, Peter Hull & Dennis Whitmore, who finished on a margin score of 41 from their two games, which meant they edged ahead of the second-place team skipped by Scarborough’s Harry Boyan who finished on 40.
 
“This year’s competition was good and we nearly filled all the rinks, we just had a couple of teams pull out as the rain had scared them away but other than that we have had a really good response,” Queensland Retired Police Association member Allan Dale said.
 
“We’re up on competitors from last year and we’re also up on money raised, so we have had a great turnout. 
 
“It was the first time the Queensland Police Lawn Bowls Club have attended too and they brought in two teams.”
 
This year’s bowls day managed to raise $9,298.70 for the scheme which brings their total raised since the start of the police bowls days to more than $76,000.
 
“It’s great to see the bowlers and businesses rally around the cause and it really does do a lot to help families of police officers who have unfortunately lost their lives in the line of duty,” Dale said.
 
The scheme ensures the officers children are looked after from kindergarten through to University and Retired Police Association state President Greg Early says he has personally seen the great work done by Legacy first hand.
 
“I have a personal interest in the police legacy scheme, because some 40 years ago my late wife’s brother who was a serving police officer was killed on duty and he left four boys behind and the scheme cared for those boys all through high school,” Early said.