NHS Bowlathon at Elland C&BC

A 24-hour bowling fundraiser is being staged at Elland C&BC over a weekend next month in aid of the NHS. It is being organised by Mark Holden, who said: “Due to COVID-19 and seeing my partner’s nerves nearly shot, as well as family members who work for the NHS, I decided to run an NHS Bowlathon.


“I wanted 100 bowlers to donate £10 and come and play for two hours over a 24 hour period..and within a week I had filled it. “We also designed a t-shirt with a set of bowls in a rainbow effect, which we were selling at £12 per shirt. Every two we sell, we donate a shirt to NHS workers, and 175 have been sold.


“We also have an auction going, to watch a no-limits race day with merchandise and breakfast thrown in, that stands at £300, and a raffle at £1 a ticket, so I’m hoping to raise around £2,000.


“I will have six bowlers playing at a safe distance, all within the safety measures, hopefully starting at 8am until 8pm on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5.”

If anyone wants a raffle ticket or to help on the day, they can call Mark on 07825 295278.



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