Thanks to a Community Chest award, the Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club group have bought new bowl lifters, ensuring the games are more accessible, especially to the elderly or anyone else who has difficulty bending.
During his visit, Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said "It was great to join the club again and see first-hand these useful tools. I hope it will mean more residents from Bedford and the local community can now enjoy a game of bowls."
Mike Dowse from Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club added, "Thanks to the Community Chest award we hope that more people will join the club and see how accessible and fun bowls is. I was pleased to be able to welcome Mayor Dave again to the club and show him where the funds had been put to good use."
Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club play every Thursday afternoon, with a few exceptions for evening matches, and is a great way for people to meet socially and take gentle exercise.
The club meets at Wilden Village Hall. All equipment is supplied, no special shoes are required and it's just £3.00 per session. For more information call Mike Dowse on 01234 926021.