Sleights Bowling Club held its opening day of the 2012 season on Saturday 14 April, with a very good attendance.
The chairman Eddie White and captain Terry Reid opened the proceedings and the president, Ian Harrison, bowled the traditional first wood of the season.
The event was also attended by David Hebdon from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to receive a cheque of £1,031, raised by the club as their chosen charity during the previous year, in conjunction with Beck Hole Quoits Club.
Mr Hebdon was also presented with a cheque for £400 by Eddie White, also chairman of Whitby Rifle Clubs Short Mat Bowling Section, as their chosen charity.
The afternoon continued with tea and biscuits, followed by a friendly game of bowls by those present.