Standing Strong Together: Supporting Stephen Pearson’s Journey

Standing Strong Together: Supporting Stephen Pearson’s Journey

Esteemed member Stephen Pearson needs our community’s support now more than ever. Stephen, a cherished member of the North Watford Bowls Club, has been given a difficult prognosis: just 18 months to live due to a recurrence of lung cancer.

Originally diagnosed in August 2022, Stephen underwent surgery with hopes of a cure. However, the cancer returned in November 2023, now at stage three. While chemotherapy offers a limited extension, Stephen’s family is rallying to raise £60,000 for advanced stem cell treatments, aiming to extend his life and alleviate his suffering.

Stephens daughter Callina has launched a GoFundMe campaign to finance additional therapies alongside chemotherapy. Stephen, a Lancashire native and Watford resident for four decades, is a supportive father who finds joy in golf, darts, and, of course, bowls at our club.

Stephen’s entrepreneurial spirit has touched many, including during the Covid pandemic when he created bespoke PPE packs. Despite previous radiotherapy, further conventional treatment is no longer an option. Instead, his family is seeking Dendritic Cell Therapy (DCT) and Umbilical Cord Blood Cytokine Induced Killer Cells (UCB CIK) at a clinic in south London, which promises a personalized approach to bolstering his immune system.

This advanced treatment, administered over six months, offers hope and comfort, complementing Stephen’s ongoing chemotherapy. We, at North Watford Bowls Club, stand in solidarity with Stephen and his family, supporting their fundraising efforts to provide him with every opportunity for a prolonged and pain-free life.

To contribute to Stephen’s treatment fund, please visit his GoFundMe page [here]. Your generosity and support mean the world to Stephen and his loved ones. Let’s unite as a community to offer strength and hope to one of our own.

The Watford Observer has featured Stephen’s story and his GoFundMe campaign, amplifying its reach and garnering further support from the community. You can read the article online [here] and it will be available in print on April 12th.

Congratulations Colin Newell. Our 2023 Open Championship winner

Congratulations Colin Newell. Our 2023 Open Championship winner

In an electrifying and highly anticipated final match at the North Watford Bowls Club Open, Colin emerged victorious, defeating his opponent Keith with a final score of 18 points to 10. The atmosphere was nothing short of electric, with a record raucous crowd present to witness the spectacle.

From the very first end, both Colin and Keith displayed exceptional skill and precision on the green, setting the stage for a captivating duel. The tension was palpable as the crowd cheered on their favourites, adding to the already charged ambiance of the event.

Both players showed prowess early on, level pegging and maintaining a consistently high level of play throughout the match. Deliveries from both involved were accurate, finding their mark with precision and finesse.

As the match progressed, Colin maintained his momentum, steadily increasing his lead. The crowd was on the edge of their seats, witnessing a display of exceptional sportsmanship and skill from both players. Each bowl sent ripples of excitement through the audience as they eagerly anticipated the outcome.

In the final ends, Colin showcased his expertise, making crucial shots that further solidified his lead. The pressure was immense, but he remained composed and focused, securing the win with a final score of 18 points to 10.

It was a day to remember at the North Watford Bowls Club, where Colin emerged as the well-deserved champion.

First annual NWBC vs ROAB match ends in first friendly win

First annual NWBC vs ROAB match ends in first friendly win

Our first annual NWBC vs ROAB match ended in a rain filled win for the club. Thanks to all involved for a great day/game.

You’ve finally got your buffaloe horns up in the club but, can we play you every week 🙂

North Watford Bowls Club

ROAB (Watford Lodge & Two Bob Bit Lodge)