Special chair to help infirm bowlers play

BOWLING enthusiasts who feared they would never play their favourite sport again now have renewed hope - thanks to a new specially designed wheelchair.

BOWLING enthusiasts who feared they would never play their favourite sport again now have renewed hope - thanks to a new specially designed wheelchair.County Councillor for Exmouth, Eileen Wragg and Withycombe's Brenda Taylor donated the remainder of their �1,500 council community budget - to be spent on their wards - to the Phear Park Bowling Club.The money went towards a specifically designed wheelchair, which can be used on the green. The chair costs upwards of �2,000 and enables players to bowl, even if they are no longer able to walk."Many of the members want to continue to play but can't," said Cllr Wragg, who for her part donated �750.She added: "This is a very worthy cause, as many members are unable to play because of disability or illness."Bowls is a very social sport and, for many people, it's an important part of their social life. They want to be able to continue to bowl, and this wheelchair gives them that chance."Many are unable to take part like able bodied players, but now it will mean they are no longer excluded and can do what they enjoy doing.


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