Scoring for a good cause

IPSWICH Town have today signed up to join this week's charity bowling night for victims of the tsunami in south east Asia.Thursday's event at Kingpin bowling in Martlesham has already attracted a great deal of interest, and now the football club has agreed to put out a first team of strike bowlers.

IPSWICH Town have today signed up to join this week's charity bowling night for victims of the tsunami in south east Asia.

Thursday's event at Kingpin bowling in Martlesham has already attracted a great deal of interest, and now the football club has agreed to put out a first team of strike bowlers.

Young guns Darren Bent and Ian Westlake will be joined by chief executive Derek Bowden and media relations manager Terry Baxter at the event.

They will be joined in the team by Evening Star manager Nigel Pickover.

The team will be managed by club boss Joe Royle, who is unable to take part in the bowling himself because he is waiting for an operation on his knees.

Most teams will be donating 10p a point to the appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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However the town players have agreed to donate more than that – which should give the fund a big boost.

Mr Baxter said today: "We have been inundated with requests linked to fundraising for the appeal, so we have had to limit ourselves to some extent.

"But a lot of the players and officials here enjoy bowling anyway so this seemed like the ideal way to support what is a very good cause.

"We really hope that the evening is a great success and succeeds in raising thousands of pounds for charity," he said.

There are two charity bowling sessions at Kingpin at Martlesham on Thursday – starting at 6pm and 7pm.

Many teams have already pledged to take part in the event, including two from The Evening Star.

There are still a few spaces left for teams – if you want to book a lane contact Kingpin on 01473-611111.

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