Spiders have had a lot of bad press recently thanks to the killer arachnids on the loose in Britain but there was one spider doing good last weekend.
Norwest Bowls Club started off several of their summer matches with a spider competition, which entails players standing around the edge of the green and, on a given signal, bowling one wood towards the ‘spider’ in the middle.
The player whose wood was nearest won a bottle of wine but all paid 50p to enter, which meant £100 was raised for the Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital.
And last weekend saw Norwest president Val Bryant and competition organiser Paul Hill visit the appeal office to meet co-ordinator Zoe Tainton to hand over a £100 cheque.
This weekend sees the first of Anne Woodham’s Sunday lunches at the club, which need to be booked in advance.