Melton bowlers help combat mental health issues

David Fry hands over the cheque to Elizabeth Mills and Caroline Hammond (right) from FR-IR. Also pictured, from left, back - Iris and Malcolm Nutter, Pat Hesketh, Val Noone, Peter Bailey, Thelma Stubbs, Mick Rawle, Eva Radford EMN-160628-152920002
David Fry hands over the cheque to Elizabeth Mills and Caroline Hammond (right) from FR-IR. Also pictured, from left, back - Iris and Malcolm Nutter, Pat Hesketh, Val Noone, Peter Bailey, Thelma Stubbs, Mick Rawle, Eva Radford EMN-160628-152920002
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Melton and District Indoor Bowls Club event has helped raise £500 to combat mental health problems.

David Fry, immediate past president of the Leicester Road-based club, used his President’s Day Gala to raise funds for his chosen charity, For Rutland – In Rutland” (FR-IR), specifically for their work with mental health issues.

More than 70 club members took part in a fun bowls afternoon organised by a team led by gala secretary Eva Radford.

During the post-bowls meal David announced the excellent total and emphasised the important work carried out by the charity in both Rutland and the Melton borough.

FR-IR was launched in June 2014 as a fundraising group for Citizens Advice, Rutland, to generate funds for an advisor who offers free, confidential and impartial advice to local people affected by cancer, dementia, strokes and other long-term health conditions.

Elizabeth Mills, representing the charity, thanked the members for their generosity.