Bowlers’ Generosity Make Wishes Come True

Syston Bowling Club has raised £1300 for When You Wish Upon A Star, President Jenny Dewick’s nominated charity during the 2018 Season.
The picture above shows L-R: Club Chairman George Dodge, Fundraiser for the charity Alexa Wigfield and Club President Jenny Dewick at a presentation ceremony held in front of a packed clubhouse on Saturday 10th November.
Responding on behalf of the charity, Alexa said that the magnificent sum raised would be put to immediate use to enable a child and family to be part of the charity’s annual trip to Lapland at Christmas.
When You Wish Upon A Star’s mission is to grant wishes and make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. Projects vary tremendously from a day out with a favourite football team, a visit to a ballet or theatre or meeting other favourite stars and celebrities, to more ambitious events such as trips to attractions like Disneyland, Centre Parcs and Legoland. At a cost of around £900 per head, the annual trip to Lapland to meet Father Christmas, involving a group of over 40 children, together with their families and carers, is now a regular feature of the charity’s calendar.
President Jenny Dewick paid tribute to the outstanding generosity of the Bowling Club membership whose enthusiastic support had made the presentation possible.