Search:



Bowl up to honour memory of Lincoln Powell

Posted: 8am 16 Jan 2021

Friends, family and the wider community will gather at the Bramble Bay Bowls Club on February 14 to raise money for brain cancer research in memory of Lincoln Powell.

Lincoln was 43 when a brain tumour claimed his life in 2016 and since 2017 his beloved Bramble Bay Bowls Club has hosted an event to raise money for brain cancer research at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, building on fundraising efforts that started after he was diagnosed.

His mum, Wendy, says it is a fitting backdrop for the barefoot bowls, raffles and auctions that help raise the money for research.

“Lincoln was a member of the social club and he kept coming down even when he was not able to work,” she says.

Memorial day

“He said he wanted to have two wakes because he liked a beer and his mates were either at the Belvedere or here.”

At Lincoln’s Bramble Bay wake, general manager Brendan Rodgers offered to host a memorial day in his honour.

By coincidence, the first memorial day was held on Lincoln’s birthday – February 19.

“They made a great big cake with `Good bloke, Great Loss’ on it,” Wendy says.

Out of the blue

Dad Peter says Lincoln had been driving a truck filled with beer and had stopped to deliver it when he had his first seizure – the first indication anything was wrong.

“When he woke up, the ambulance driver had taken his keys and he demanded to know why,” Wendy says.

Lincoln was taken to hospital, where initial scans cleared him, and was waiting on a urine test when a doctor called him into another room.

“They told us he had a tumour the size of a Mars bar,” Wendy recalls.

“When he told his mates, they said the doctor must be wrong….it must be the size of a Snickers because he’s nutty!”

Supporting community

Bramble Bay Bowls Club marketing manager Scott Davidson says the club is pleased to be able to support the community by hosting events such as Lincoln’s Day.

“We’re donating 100 percent of all proceeds to the charity,” he says.

Since the first Lincoln’s Day in 2017, the event has raised more than $24,000, all of which has been donated to the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

The fun is on February 14 from 10am, with live music from 3pm. Barefoot bowling costs $10, with all proceeds donated to QIMR. No bookings are needed, but guests will need to sign in electronically on the day to meet COVID-19 requirements.

Sausages will be available for a gold coin donation and there will be raffles and auctions, with goods donated by local businesses.

Find more local news here.

Share

Trending

Storm v Warriors trial match cancelled

The highly anticipated clash between Melbourne Storm and Vodaphone Warriors at Moreton Daily Stadium has been cancelled...…

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Kirralee Hayes, swimming

Genesis Aquatics swimmer Kirralee Hayes has no doubt gained plenty of experience after her first Paralympics, but will not progress to tonight’s women’s 50m freestyle S13 final.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   20-1-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Winner encourages others to enter prestigious art competition

Artist BJ Murphy took out the coveted prize on his first entry. Now he is encouraging others to submit their favourite pieces. Find out more here …

Local News   •   20-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Top 10 breeds, names in Moreton Bay Region

Forget baby names … what are residents of the Moreton Bay Region calling their dogs and cats? There’s one name that tops the list for both.…

Local News   •   20-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Charges dropped against former mayor

Charges against former Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland have been dropped this morning during a brief hearing in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court.…

Local News   •   19-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Sneak peek at Queensland’s second Gold’s Gym

We take a look inside Gold’s Gym at Kippa-Ring, which will open its doors at 9am tomorrow and meet the team. It’s massive, with the latest equipment and fitness options for everyone. …

Local News   •   19-1-2022  •   Jodie Powell

Work on Youngs Crossing Road flood fix starts this year

Work is scheduled to start later this year on a bridge for Youngs Crossing Road. Find out what’s happening……

Local News   •   19-1-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Iconic musical to wow audiences

ONE of the world’s longest-running musicals will be thrust back into the spotlight for Moreton Bay residents to enjoy this February. Find out what show will be performed here…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close