Beyond Blue Charity Fours

Over $10,000 Raised for Beyond Blue at North Perth Bowling Club

by Kaitlin Tyrrell

North Perth Bowling Club held their Inaugural Charity 4s Carnival on Sunday Aug 23rd. The event aimed to raise funds for Beyond Blue, and thanks to the support of Sponsors, players, and associates, the club has raised an amazing figure of over $10,000.

The player’s entry fees, minus a $5 donation per person, were all paid out in prize money, with Terry from Marathon Mortgages covering the round prizes. The large sum for charity was raised by a variety of other methods, including but not limited to; online donations from club supporters and sponsors, via https://workplace-fundraiser.everydayhero.com/au/charity-fours (still taking donations), raffles populated with prizes from generous sponsors, auctions of a $500 golf package and $2000 worth of legal fees/conveyancing, all of the proceeds from a donated keg of MVP from Nail Brewing, and over $500 of donations from the floor to see North Perth player Milton Mavrick get his luscious locks shaved off (he ended up raising over $1000).

The Club Patron and member for Perth, John Carey MLA, was on hand to talk about the importance of mental health in these strange times of COVID-19, and praised the evident community spirit.Onto the results:

Overall winner: Beyond Blue, Over $10,000 raised

1st place, $1400 – 8 points, +21
Ray Howard(sk), Brett Rickwood, Bear Schmidt, Les Onley

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2nd place, $800 – 6 points +23 185%
Marty Hinchcliffe(sk), John Berecz, Ben Leggett, Wes Nielson

3rd place, $200 – 6 points +23 176%
Mark Rollings(sk), Kevin Price, Reece Littlecott, Rick Herbert

Round prizes:

Round 1: Laura Merz +13 ($120)

Round 2: Beau Bettens +22 ($60) (pairs)

Round 3: Chris Lander +7 ($60) (pairs)

Round 4: Allan Hornby +15 ($120)

The event sponsors were ALLMARK ( http://www.allmark.com.au/ ), Bendigo Bank North Perth, Princi Butchers North Perth, CurtainWorld, Marathon Mortgages, Nail Brewing Australia, Nowhereman Brewing Company, The Old Laundry, Trattoria Ilaria, Laura Merz/Drakes Pride, WA Italian Club inc, Pisconeri Fine Foods & Wines, John Carey, Mount Lawley Golf Club and Candy Hair Body Shop, Leederville. There is also a long list of donors on the online fund linked above.