Blackburn Specsavers staff are limbering up to throw a special sporting celebration as the town’s avid Crown Green Bowls players come together for the popular annual Specsavers Cup.
Held at the Green Park Bowling Green from 11.45am-4pm on Saturday (12 July), the event will see more than 60 amateur players pit their wits against each other for the chance to win a cash prize. Alongside the sporting fun, there will also be the popular traditional charity raffle and cake sale in aid of the Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Fantastic community support
Stuart Ingleby, director of the two Specsavers stores in Lord Street Mall and the Morrisons superstore, admits the team have been bowled over by the level of community interest so far.
Stuart says: ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring and lending our name to this great competition once again and on behalf of Specsavers and all our players, I would like to say a big thank you to the Green Park club for hosting this event.
‘I’m sure the round robin competition, which will see players paired up for three games each, will be as competitive as ever and I know we have some excellent players taking part.
‘Speaking to the staff at our Lord Street Mall store, I can tell there is plenty of secret but serious practice being put in, so it’s going to be very entertaining.
Raising money for inspiring local cause
‘Aside from the competition there will of course be a delicious cake sale and a charity raffle on behalf of the Derian House Children’s Hospice which is sure to go down a treat and raise as much money for possible for an incredible cause.’