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McCarthy Stone donates to bowling club in Blandford Forum

The team from our McCarthy Stone retirement homes in Dorset donate to an important community resource - Blandford Bowling Club. Read more.

Blandford Forum bowling club accepts cheque from McCarthy Stone
News and community
Posted 03 July 2024
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Blandford Forum bowls club bowled over by £750 donation

The team from Stour Gate, a Retirement Living development for the over 60s in Dorset, donated the money to Blandford Bowling Club as part of its longstanding partnership. 

The £750 donation will be used towards the club’s upkeep and improving its facilities, playing conditions and social programmes from quiz nights to craft mornings. 

McCarthy Stone presented the cheque at the bowling club’s recent opening day to mark the official beginning of the tournament season. Also joining the festivities was the Mayor of Blandford Forum, Councillor Hugo Mievelle.

With 130 active members, two living at Stour Gate, the club has been a prominent feature of the Blandford Forum community for almost a century. Although officially established in 1930, a bowling green near to the location of the current club can be seen on a map describing the Great Fire of Blandford, dating back as far as 1732. 

Denis West, the club’s secretary, says, “On behalf of Blandford Bowling Club, I want to say a huge thank you to McCarthy Stone for their generous support. It’s thanks to these kinds of donations that we can continue to maintain our facilities to a high standard and deliver a fantastic member experience. Together with the support of others, we want to continue to provide an inclusive and friendly meeting place for local people to pursue their love of bowls - or more simply, enjoy good company.”

Verity McKay, Divisional Marketing Manager at McCarthy Stone, added: “An important part of what we do at McCarthy Stone is support local activities in the towns and communities in which we build to help create a lasting, positive legacy. We’re delighted to lend our support to Blandford Bowling Club, helping to improve its facilities for members and visitors.” 

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