Minister Leanne Linard (Local Member for Nudgee) surrounded by keen charity day participants

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

by bqmedia

By Neil Randall

Community spirit is alive and well at Toombul Bowls Club after the club hosted a charity day of bowls.

The Toombul Men’s Bowls Club extended a helping hand to Second Chance Programme, a charity organisation addressing the urgent issues of homeless women and their children. The charity also raises funds for other registered charities to provide these women and their children with comfortable housing and appropriate services to help them regain control of their lives.

Both greens were filled with bowlers of all ages playing games of triples; some people were new to the game and others had varying levels of experience. Competition was fierce as the new bowlers quickly adapted to the challenge of lawn bowls, with many exclaiming that the game was a lot more challenging and engaging than they thought it would be!

However, the winner at the end of the day was Second Chance Programme. The charity day raised more than $5,000 through the generous support of the 90 people who attended the charity day and the 30 plus local businesses who kindly donated prizes, as well as Leanne Linard, MP and local BCC Councillor Adam Allen who supported the event. Toombul Men’s Bowls Club would like to thank everyone involved for their generous support of the day.

You can read more about Second Chance Programme at this link: https://secondchance.org.au

L-R: Malcolm Wellington (Men’s Club President), Councillor Adam Allen (Brisbane City Council Northgate Ward), Kathleen Noonan (President Second Chance Programme) & Marjorie Morton (Co-Founder & Treasurer Second Chance Programme)
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