Tasmin Turner

Around 30 people took part in free bowls-themed activities at Beacon Park.

Lichfield District Council’s parks and sports developments teams joined forces with the MS Society to hold an MS Awareness Day in Beacon Park. The park’s two bowling greens were opened up to all on Wednesday 31 May, between 10am to 1pm, to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (or MS).

The day saw people of all ages have a go at bowls activities, both traditional and new age. The MS Society also handed out leaflets and provided information about Multiple Sclerosis and how taking part in gentle exercise can help.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “I am pleased the day was such a success. The sun shone and a good mix of people of all ages took part in the activities and found out about MS. It also introduced a number of people with Multiple Sclerosis to a light exercise which can help relieve the symptoms of MS, including stiff arms and legs.”

To find out more about playing bowls at Beacon Park, go to www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk