DONCASTER HOSTS RESPECT DAY
- Dot Haynes was a whirlwind organising many people in the Manningham community to come to a four hour ‘Respect sport and games day’ at our club.
This day was Federally funded. It was scheduled for last year but rolled over to 2021 because of Covid. It has the acronym MUSTER, which stands for Mutual Understanding Support Trust Engagement and Respect.
It caters for all ages and abilities. The Manningham Interfaith Network was represented, so were the Police and the Fire Brigade. Passers-by heard the music and came in for a look and to see what was going on.
Participants learnt the fundamentals of bowling , they made teams and then had a game of bowls ‘snakes and ladders’ all under the coaching of Paul Holtschke and many of our members.
The winners received recycled golden trophies. Actually everyone who participated received a medal.
More volunteers provided free snacks of samosas, halal BBQ sausages and scones jam and cream for everyone.
Music made for a happy atmosphere. Outside, the band ” Rag Doll” played and inside a young string group “little notes” was delightful…..Lyn Goodman.