Starr appeal for charity events

PUBLISHED: 09:45 13 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 13 September 2013

Andrew Owens bowling.

Andrew Owens bowling.


Two events were held in memory of Brian Starr, a well-known local bowler, with money raised for Diabetes UK.

TWO events were held in memory of Brian Starr, a well-known local bowler - a fancy dress football session and a fours event at Victoria Bowls Club.

Foundations in Football held a fancy dress football session for its 45 players and nine coaches with over £64 being raised.

Brian’s wife Janet came down and presented prizes to the best dressed in the red, blue and white groups, with Matt Fowler taking the parents’ choice for his Hawaiian outfit.

Brian was a great bowler and a Somerset selector and Gareth with the help of Craig Walker, got this event together at short notice. Twelve teams entered playing a 16-end competition with the two best winning margins contesting the final.

In a fitting memory to his dad, Gareth managed to get to the final with Mike Stocker and his two sons Nathan and Lee. They played Bath represented by Richard and Craig Doughty, Gray Luker and Terry Perkins in the final, which Bath won.

In a fitting tribute to Brian, Richard handed the trophy back to Gareth to keep for the year.

Gareth thanked Victoria for hosting the event at short notice, and all who had helped to make this event possible.

The theme of the day was to raise money for Diabetes UK and with money still coming in, they had already raised over £920.

Gareth said: “I’m sure dad will be looking down today and will be very proud of the support showed and the money raised in his memory.”

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