Rose Green bowlers help to save lives

Perrie Sims presents the cheque to Lewis Doyle watched by Willowhale Bowls Club members
Perrie Sims presents the cheque to Lewis Doyle watched by Willowhale Bowls Club members

Bowls players in Rose Green have helped to save hundreds of lives.

Their £688 donation to the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance will pay for the same number of rolls of bubble wrap.

The packaging is used by the helicopter’s medical experts to keep their patients warm while they are being flown to hospital.

Volunteer Lewis Doyle told the members of Willowhale Bowls Club: “Every £1 buys us a roll of bubble wrap to keep people warm and save their lives.

“People say that amount of money is not important but it is to us.”

Bowls club chairwoman Perrie Sims said: “We raised the money last year through activities like a raffle, selling homemade cards and a fish and chip supper.”

She made the donation in front of many of the club’s 61 members at their Willowhale Community Centre meeting place on Pryors Lane.

The air ambulance was chosen by the members. It is called to some 900 incidents a year and takes ten minutes to fly from its Dunsfold base to Bognor Regis.