Carers Were Bowled Away!




Gillingham’s registered unpaid carers were treated to a delicious afternoon tea hosted by Gillingham Bowling Club on Friday, 14th June.

The ‘thank you’ tea was courtesy of Gillingham Medical Practice in recognition for all the hard work that our unpaid carers do looking after loved ones to enable them to live at home in familiar surroundings.

The Mayor of Gillingham, Cllr Roger Week, a carer himself, helped with the raffle.  A magnificent bouquet of flowers was donated by Pamplemousse and organic toiletries by Neal’s Yard.

Cllr Roger Weeks said, “it is so humbling to hear about and to witness the self-sacrifice of our carers.  Each day they go above and beyond to care for their loved ones”.

Claire Lockett, Carers Lead at Gillingham Practice said, “Gillingham Medical Practice is extremely grateful to all our carers.  Caring for a loved one has its challenges, and it is our pleasure to acknowledge all carers during Carers Week 2024.  In partnership with Gillingham Bowling Club, we have been able to not only thank our wonderful carers but also support a local organisation that provides a valued facility in the community where people of any age can socialise and participate in lawn bowls”. 

About 50 carers attended the event, some with the people that they care for.  Carers were able to meet other carers and chat with members of the bowling club who were very happy to share their bowling passion and offer a bowling experience. 

bowling experience

PHOTO: David Duke, Gillingham Bowling Club


Published: Jun 26, 2024