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Charities supported include RadCan, Camrose Resource Centre and Basingstoke Consortium
THE likes of ‘Split Happens’, ‘Snakes on a Lane’, and ‘Bending Babes’ all showcased their collective skills in the bowling alley during a popular annual fundraiser.
More than 100 people formed 34 teams for the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane’s annual charity 10-pin bowling competition.
The event banked £4,200 for mayor Cllr Martin Biermann’s charity appeal.
This is a year-long fundraising effort for borough-based charities RadCan, Camrose Resource Centre, the Basingstoke branch of Age Concern Hampshire, and the Basingstoke Consortium.
The final total also included a donation from Barclays Corporate, who matched the total raised on the night.
Cllr Biermann bowled alongside his wife Chansopha, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas, and his wife Patricia.
The mayor said: “It was a very enjoyable evening, although I realised that I am not going to be a bowling champion.
“It’s the sort of event every mayor should be involved in because everybody can take part and enjoy themselves.”
The evening’s eventual winners were ‘HCR Apple Pie’ with a score of 774, followed in second by The Gazette’s own six-strong squad, imaginatively named ‘Basingstoke Gazette’.