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DBE April Newsletter

DBE Newsletter April

Chairperson’s message,

Sometimes in life it never rains but it pours down with the passing of 3 members of the DBE bowls family – George Pierpoint, Keith Brenton and Jeannette Maisey. It was a very difficult time for everyone who had the pleasure of playing with and against them for both DBE & VIBE.

But as always, our members stayed strong, rose to the challenge, and delivered one of the most inclusive English Indoor National Finals Championships and showcased once again their Ability not Disability whilst receiving a very warm welcome at Nottingham IBC.

The icing on the cake after a very difficult Easter weekend trying to rearrange our plans for the IBD World Championships after the sudden passing of Keith, was
driving around the M25 to Watford IBC for a Development & Charity fundraising day organised by Watford & District Bowls Association. I was totally blown away with the reception we received from the time we drove into the car park until we left after a fabulous day of bowling, fun, enjoyment and kindness which will stay with us for many years to come and lifted all our spirits to continue what we do best – “Play Inclusive Bowls”

As we come to end of the planned Indoor season and start moving outdoors, I hope that some of our members who don’t play outdoors will enter the EIBA Summer Competitions and continue this very strong link with our fellow indoor bowlers and clubs. May is a very busy month, not only do we have a Team of 16 going to the IBD World Championships in South Africa, and we wish them all the best and success on the greens, but we also have the Bowls England Bowls’ Big Weekend (24-27 May) and I hope many of you will be out and about helping your clubs to sign up more members.

Finally, Thank You to all our amazing Volunteers.

DBE April Newsletter here.

We are Stronger Together

Steve Watson
DBE Chairperson

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