Mayor hopes to bowl over Canaries

IPSWICH mayor Bill Wright today made a rallying call for charity bowlers and revealed the secret weapon that might help him strike lucky.Mr Wright is keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part in a ten-pin bowling event at Solar Bowl in Sproughton Road, Ipswich, on September 16.

IPSWICH mayor Bill Wright today made a rallying call for charity bowlers and revealed the secret weapon that might help him strike lucky.

Mr Wright is keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part in a ten-pin bowling event at Solar Bowl in Sproughton Road, Ipswich, on September 16.

Although keen to take part, Mr Wright confessed his ten-pin bowling skills are a little bit rusty. Therefore he will be using his own special ploy when it comes to his turn in the lanes.

He said: "It's a fun evening and we want people to enjoy themselves. I don't go ten-pin bowling myself so I might need a little extra help.


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"Being an Ipswich Town fan, I thought I might imagine the pins have the faces of Norwich City players on them, as it might help me with my accuracy.

"It would be nice to see the Canaries bowled over at least once by Ipswich this year. But whatever happens, I will be doing it all in the spirit of fun.

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"At the end of the day the most important thing is for the charities to make some money, but the idea is to enjoy yourself as well."

All the money raised will go to the mayor's chosen charities, Suffolk Family Carers, East Anglia Children Hospices in Ipswich and Macmillan Nurses cancer relief.

Tickets for the evening are £18 per person. These include two games of bowling and a buffet. A bar will also be open throughout.

The event will begin at 7.30pm and end at 9.30pm.

Numbers are limited, so anyone wishing to join Mr Wright and his wife, Val, should reserve their place as soon as possible.

Tickets are available from the mayor's office on 01473 432641 or from Solar Bowl on 01473 241242.

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