Penyrheol / Velindre Charity Shield
In 2009 the club held it's first Penyrheol Velindre Charity Shield. With the help of all the
contestants, helpers, and the donations by bowlers, individuals and businesses we managed to
raise £1133 and presented it to Velindre.
A notice on the Clubhouse notice board put up in July read 2009 - £1133, 2010 - ?
Click on this image to see photographs of the charity day.
The first of August arrived and the day started with a cloudy sky above. The Charity Committee
and members of the various rinks from Penyrheol started work at around 8am, putting out chairs
and tables, clearing the dew and leaves from the green and setting everything up.
The ladies then arrived and set about their work prepairing teas and getting ready for the hungry
bowlers who would want a few rounds of toast with their tea or coffee.
We were happy to say that we were once again not let down by any of the 24 rinks who had entered.
All arrived and played on time.
This year a new element was introduced to the day in the form of the Target Jacks. Three jacks delivered
to the target with different score values printed on it. You think that sounds easy right? Nye Evans
disagrees saying "I spent £4 and only one of my jacks landed on the target!". The winner came from the
Warriors rink, and he walked away with a £20 Argos voucher.
All participants were given a buffet lunch held at the Labour Club opposite the bowls green. Before
the finals a raffle was held, which due to the volume of support we had for the day, took quite a long time.
The winners this year were The Town. We as a club don't mind them winning because the rink consisted
of two Penyrheol bowlers, and ex-Penyrheol bowler and a retired bowler who has the odd roll up now
and again at our green. Well done lads, they won a team from Wattstown, Rhondda Cynon Taff called the
Warriors, who gave the winners a close run final. Third and Fourth playoffs were between the
Yeomen, a Penyrheol rink, and The Madras Four from Bedwas. The Yeomen being the
The prizes were presented to all finalists by the Caerphilly County Borough Mayor, Mr James Fussell.
The club would like to express their gratitude to him and his family for attending and making the
Night time saw a concert upstairs in the Labour Club where several local acts gave their services free
of charge in aid of our day. Thank you all.
And finally, the answer to the question asked on that notice on the Clubhouse notice board.
2009 - £1133, 2010 - £1678.88 a 50% increase on last year.
A new notice is already on the notice board saying, 2010 - £1678.88, 2011 - ?
So to all concerned a very big 'Thank You' and we look forward to your unstinting support next year.
Lets see if we can beat this years total!