PENARTH Bowling Club held their annual barbecue and charity day last month.

The charity supported this year was Llamau, an organisation that supports young disadvantaged people to prevent them from becoming homeless and help them find training and work.

The planned format of the day was interrupted by the weather.

Three options were offered. First, to ignore the rain and go out and play.

Second to play indoors and third, to stay in the bar and chat over a few drinks.

Option one was dismissed, a good number opted to play indoors and the remaining group ably lead by Nick Chandler, decided to stay in the bar.

There will be a significant increase in last month's bar takings as a result.

Despite the weather everyone had an enjoyable afternoon. The burgers and sausages were being cooked under the gazebo and salmon in the kitchen.

This was followed by a magnificent raffle, all prizes being donated by club members.

The final outcome was that £800 was raised for the chosen charity.

Gwen Hughes Marshall, a volunteer ambassador for Llamau then gave a short talk outlining the work of the charity and was presented with a cheque for £800 by club president David Dalby.

David would like to thank all members of the social committee for all their hard work and all who donated prizes for the raffle.