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Villagers will be battling it out on the bowling green on a charity day to support Saint Catherine’s.

Teams from several local villages will be competing against each other on a day of bowling, raising money for the hospice.

And organisers are hoping to draw more people into their sport at the fun event.

They are inviting both experienced bowlers and newcomers to join in the Villages Charity Day.

June Nadin, secretary of Burniston and Cloughton Bowls Club, is also a hospice volunteer, helping prepare food for patients in Saint Catherine’s kitchen.

She suggested the hospice should benefit from this year’s event as Saint Catherine’s celebrates 30 years of care.

Burniston Village Hall, next to the bowling club, is also celebrating an anniversary – its 50th – and organisers of the bowling day decided to make it something special this year by throwing it open to newcomers to the sport.

“We’d love as many people as possible to come and get involved,” June said.

“They don’t have to be bowlers.

“They might just want to come along and try it out.

“It’s just a fun day which we hope will raise lots of money for the hospice.”

The event is at Burniston and Cloughton Bowls Club on Thursday September 10 from 10am. Bowlers pay £5 to enter, including a buffet lunch.

Hospice fundraiser Louise Gravestock thanked the bowlers for supporting Saint Catherine’s.

“We’re really pleased that in our special year they have chosen to do something special for us,” she said.

To find out more about joining in the event, contact Elaine Bramley on 01723 870537.