Bob Love’s first ambassador’s task took him to disabled in Leighton Buzzard Bowling Club on Sunday 22nd April for the launch of ‘Yes We Can…..’, an initiative by the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade. Accompanying Bob were DBE’s Jonathan Stokes (lives locally), John and Diane Rogers.
Rotary President Richard Johnson OBE opened the launch by introducing Bob Love – Disability Bowls England Ambassador, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Colonel Colin Mason OBE, Leighton Buzzard Bowling Club President Bob Edwards and various other supporters.
YES WE CAN….. is a disability sports club established by the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade to provide a wide range of sporting activities for Leighton Buzzard and the wider district. This event is for one of six sports that has agreed to help promote and take part in the initiative.
Commencing at 10 am there was good attendance on this warm spring Sunday. Bob Love, aided by DBE’s Jonathan Stokes, demonstrated bowls in a short exhibition with two locals whilst John gave some coaching to a new wheelchair bowler. At noon everyone retired to the Clubhouse for a buffet lunch and closing speeches. All together a successful event on a superb day ably supported by many enthusiastic Rotarians, bowlers and supporters.
Rotary website: Yes We Can….. Leighton Buzzard Bowling Club website: Yes They Will
Bob, Jonathan, John and Diane would like to thank the Rotary Club and Leighton Buzzard Bowling Club for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality.