The Dennyside Charity Match


The Dennyside Bowling Association brought a team of experienced bowlers to Long Crendon on Monday 14th August to help raise money for Horsewyse, who are based in Long Crendon.


The Dennyside Bowling Association for men's outdoor bowls was founded in 1936 by Leonard Denny of the Cambridge Park Bowling Club and a prominent member of Middlesex Bowling Association.


Although many things have changed since the early days the general aims remain the same, with the main objective being to help bowling clubs raise monies for local charities and worthy causes. The hosting clubs that invite the Dennyside for a match nominate their chosen charity where we know the money will be well spent.


Our chosen charity, Horsewyse, is an equine riding and learning centre with a difference, they are a not-for-profit community interest company established in 2009 and are located at Westfield Farm in Long Crendon. Their facilities include a beautiful new outdoor school, suitable for all disciplines, horse walker, stables and 35 acres of grass paddocks. They have a 5 * riding school licence from Buckinghamshire County Council.


They provide sessions with a focus in the provision of equine facilitated learning activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties.


The day itself started with a fantastic buffet lunch, then a 6 Rink bowls match, followed by a 2-course meal of meat pies and vegetables, with various desserts to finish. Speeches were made by Adrian Smith, Long Crendon President, Dee Wise from Horsewyse and presentations were made by Dennyside President Mark Cohen.


The day was hugely successful, with raffles, entry fees and other donations raising over £3500 for Horsewyse. A cheque was presented to an emotional Dee Wise.


As always there is a huge amount of preparation and organisation to hold an event of this nature, with many contributors too numerous to mention but very special thanks go to Pauline Cherry, Jo Hill, Amanda Johson, Doreen Penn, Jean Webb and Linda Baker for the excellent food, teas, coffees, cakes etc.


Also special thanks go to Brian Richardson, former Dennyside President, for arranging the visit.


Another wonderful day in Long Crendon’s long history!