Bowlers hit the green for a great cause

Dale, Bernie, Charlie and Benjamin Smith.

CLUB Tumut held a successful charity bowls day to raise money for the Children’s Tumour Foundation on Sunday.

The focus was on the family of old Tumut boy Dale Smith, whose 18 month old son Ben suffers from neurofibromatosis.

“We had never heard of the Children’s Tumour Foundation or neurofibromatosis until six months ago,” Dale said.

“Our little boy went for a regular check-up when our GP noticed he turns in his left foot. We were sent for x-rays and the results came back that he has a bowling of his left tibia and fibula.

“After seeing an orthopaedic surgeon and paediatrician a diagnosis for NF was made. Ben’s journey has just started.”

The CTF’s main fundraiser, the NF Mega Hero March, takes place in Australian capital cities next Sunday.

“The family couldn’t make it there so they are all here,” Dale said.

He had no hesitation getting behind the foundation.

“We have been on camps they have put on and they also have support groups.”

Tumut businesses were generous in donating goods to be raffled on the day and a total of $1645.80 was raised.