President’s Gala Day bring splash of colour to Potters Bar Bowls Club

PUBLISHED: 09:02 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:03 07 August 2018

The parade of outrageous hats at Potters Bar Bowls Club's Gala Day.

The parade of outrageous hats at Potters Bar Bowls Club's Gala Day.

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The grass may be a dreary shade of brown at the minute across most of the country but Potters Bar Bowls Club’s Gala Day brought a splash of colour to The Walk.

Mick Brennan shows off a new hairstyle at Potters Bar Bowls Club's Gala Day.Mick Brennan shows off a new hairstyle at Potters Bar Bowls Club's Gala Day.

Held by president Sue Thurlow, the dress code called for something colourful with outrageous and fun hats to be worn.

And the club responded.

It was to help raise money for Headway Hertfordshire, an organisation which supports people with brain injuries and is dear to her heart.

The afternoon raised over £500 plus raffle proceeds of £250 thanks to a super sales effort by Barbara Mouland and Pam Barker.

Bar manager at Potters Bar Bowls Club joins in the fun at the gala day.Bar manager at Potters Bar Bowls Club joins in the fun at the gala day.

It is hoped that the final figure raised for the charity over the year will be near to £2,000.

Prior to Gala day, members had enjoyed a winning week.

Steve Jewell, Bob Maule and Colin Malone beat Shire Park in the District Triples, as did Terry Barker, Ron Golden and Brian Burfoot while Barry Bowman, Brian Tomlinson and Brian Hamshere were successful against Harpenden.

In the same competition Chris Budden, Barry Woodman and Brian Vince beat Hemel Hempstead.

President Susie Thurlow and her granddaughter get her gala day started at Potters Bar Bowls Club.President Susie Thurlow and her granddaughter get her gala day started at Potters Bar Bowls Club.

The ladies were successful in their Double Rink Competition against Welwyn & District but unfortunately Richard Pearce and David Salmon lost their area final pairs match 20-12 to Woody Donoghue and Tony Redford of Harpenden.

The Day Cup team was unable to repeat the previous week’s success, and lost on both rinks at East Barnet Valley.

However, Bar were winners against North Mymms in the home and away Friday Triples league, winning 27-9 at home and 15-13 away.

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