Young people take to the green at Rotary summer camp

THIS year the district hosted young people from Portugal, Romania, Poland, Macau, Germany, Italy, India and Mexico at the Rotary International District Summer Camp.

Crompton and Royton Rotary Club looked after some of the summer campers for a day, meeting them at the bowling green at Dunwood Park.

They were greeted by a marvellous view of the green full of children learning the art of crown green bowling – all credit to the Dunwood Park Bowling Group.

The summer campers were given a set of these strange wooden balls and then young players – in age but not in talent – from Dunwood Park spent time teaching them how to play the game. 

The campers then had a competition against each other before being awarded prizes and medals. All enjoyed the experience. 

Crompton and Royton Rotary Club has given a donation of £250 to Dunwood Park Bowling group to help them keep up their great work.

They then took the campers for a quick lunch before visiting Hollinworth Lake for a walk then to the Rotary wheel at Tandle Hill Park, before arriving at David and Shirley Heathers for a meal provided by the Inner Wheel club. They were presented with a flag from the summer campers to thank them for the day.

Meanwhile, on a lovely evening a team of Crompton and Royton Rotary Club members turned up to the West End Bowling Club in Coppice to take on local rivals from Chadderton and Failsworth Rotary Club.

Crompton and Royton president Ian Royle, left, receiving the trophy from Crompton and Failsworth president Keith Quarmby

There was banter and fierce rivalry on the bowling green where the teams slugged it out and then went inside for a supper and the award of the coveted trophy. 

This year it was close and the matches were even but Royton and Crompton had scored more points therefore won the trophy, and bragging rights, once more.

Overall it was a great fun evening organised by Chadderton and Failsworth.

THE Rotary Club of Crompton and Royton carries out community work and also supports a range of local and international charities and projects.

They meet at the Puckersley Inn every Wednesday lunchtime from 12.30pm-2pm, and their meetings include a range of interesting speakers.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or call Andy Czakow: 01706 840266.

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