The benefits of bowling – combining gentle exercise, tactics and socialising – inspired us to provide a significant pledge to the English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) to support the development of the game.
Our sponsorship links our commitment to enhancing health and wellbeing across communities and the aim of the EIBA to develop interest in the game. Many of our previous patients have played bowls, and as a hospital provider that carries out surgery like total hip and knee replacements and cataracts, we have been delighted to be able to help people get back on the rink after having surgery with us. Our partnership with the EIBA was the natural choice for us and we hope bowls can have a positive effect on our patients, helping them remain active after surgery.
Our managing director, Andy Lunt, said: “We are delighted to support the Association. For those people we see who are suffering the wear and tear of years of competitive sport, bowls offers a truly competitive and tactical game. While it involves a range of movement, it does not impose heavy, jarring impact on the joints. It also gives people excellent opportunities to socialise and meet new people, which is important to maintaining and enhancing wellbeing.”
The EIBA represents 285 clubs across 60 county associations, with many clubs near our hospitals. Chief Executive Peter Thompson said: “To secure Care UK Healthcare as an Official Partner is a tremendous boost to the Association and the sport.
“This is an exciting time for us. Not only will Care UK Healthcare be helping indoor bowlers of all ages when they need healthcare, they want to help the sport develop by introducing their patients to an indoor club near them.”