Horsham businesses go bowling to help firm hit charity target

A Horsham-based law firm topped its target of raising £30,000 for charity over the last three years at a business community bowling fundraiser on Tuesday evening (September 17).

A total of 18 teams entered into the tenpin bowling competition in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Highest scorer: Trista of Wakefield Jewellers, second from left

Highest scorer: Trista of Wakefield Jewellers, second from left

Digby Armstrong, a senior partner at Rawlison Butler, praised the local business community for helping the firm meet its goal.

He said: “I’m delighted to say with the financial results this evening we’ve actually topped the £30,000 to raise.”

He added: “We really are thrilled. Of course it has to be said that raising that sum of money the business community here must take some credit for that because we could not do it without them.”

And before the competition Digby joked: “We are not good enough win, but we are better at law than we are at bowling.”

Team entry was £30 and a £100 voucher for Cote restaurant and a £60 voucher for Bill’s were raffled off on the night.

Charlotte Thompson, of Freeman Brothers, won the voucher for Cote and a bunch of pink roses in the raffle.

She said: “It’s lovely. I don’t often win anything. I might take my boss [to Cote].”

The team from Courtney Green ‘The Little Ball Ticklers’ won first prize with a score of 503.

And Mortgage Solutions and Wakefield Jewellers teams came joint second, scoring 451.

Tristan from Wakefield Jewellers, had the highest individual score.

Digby gave special thanks to Jo Creras, Lorraine Tennent, Dianne Bedford and Dan Jones for the work they put in organising the event.