Bowls Helping The Community


Waitangi Day was shared by eighty people who attended the Fundraiser at the Kirwee Bowling Club to raise money for the Kirwee Fire Brigade. The afternoon was described as being full of fun for all. People who had never played bowls before, enjoyed learning a new skill and those who were veterans of the sport enjoyed sharing their tips.

Fun such as the person bowling the wobbly bowl then having to wear a fire helmet, to bowls coming from every direction  aiming to get closest to the large black spider placed in the centre of the green, were all part and parcel of the entertaining day.

Prizes were won and a wonderful barbeque was available so all players could sit and socialise after games.

“We need to give a lot of credit to the women and men in FENZ (Fire and Emergency NZ) who volunteer their time to support the community,” said a spokesperson for the bowling event. “It was great to see so many people giving back and supporting the day,” they added.

An event like this can not go ahead without sponsors, along with the time and effort donated by giving people. Organisers give thanks to all those individuals and businesses who supported them in any way. It was much appreciated they commented.

The Day was such a success the Kirwee Fire Brigade are hoping it can be made an annual event.