Mel Evans MBE the last interview

Lynn Pritchatt and Mel Evans MBE

One of the traditional early season bowls competitions takes place in Staffordshire on Easter Monday (17th April). The Les Evans Memorial Classic is well known throughout the bowls world for being one of the top events in the country. Unfortunately, two of the people that have made this event so successful will not be there.

Almost a year ago Mel Evans MBE and Lynn Pritchatt received devastating news that would completely change their lives. Mel had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) part of the group of conditions that are better known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Lynn now devotes her life to looking after Mel.

Apart from being amongst the top players to play the game in recent years Mel and Lynn have undertaken a huge amount of work to promote the game. They have interviewed many of the most important people in the game and have taken part in countless TV and internet broadcasts.

Of all the programmes and interviews they have done only one has never been shown. Now Mel wants this to be his final broadcast. A programme with just Mel and Lynn talking about the game of bowls, the game they love.

If you would like to contribute the support and care of people with MND and to support research into curing this terrible disease, then Lynn has set up a ‘just giving’ page to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Lynn is also making plans to ensure the long term support of this charity and also as a legacy to Mel.

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND. Further information about the Motor Neurone Disease Association can be found here

If you would like to donate to the MND please use the page set up by Lynn which can be found here



About Steve Davies 168 Articles
Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.