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22 September 2015

Bowling will be on the cards at the weekend in a bid to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Gary Caldwell will be in attendance on Sunday 27 September at AMF Bowling in Wigan as part of a 24-hour 'Bowlathon' to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

A committee set up by several league bowlers called Wigan 10 Pin Causes has organised a 24-hour bowling marathon in a bid to knock over a quarter of a million pins in 24 hours and raise as much money as possible for charity.

The event is being held at AMF Bowling Wigan from 10.00pm on Saturday 26 September until 10.00pm on Sunday 27 September and will serve as a practice for the League Bowlers who hope to set a Guinness World Record next year for the most pins knocked over in a 24 hour period.

Paul Smith, Chair of the committee, said:

“The 24 hour bowl itself is only open to League Bowlers (due to the need of a high pin fall account to apply for a world record attempt next year) but the general public are encouraged to pay and play on the day to help with the fund raising, as the proceeds are to be donated to Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

“Entertainment will be provided all through the weekend, including live bands, Wii challenge, face painters, pro ball try outs, raffles and bowling competitions for all ages.

“The bowlers are collecting sponsorships and loads of activities will be available over the 24 hours to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

“The charity was chosen because of the fantastic work they do in giving comfort to the terminally ill.

“The hospice’s work was highlighted when three of the Wigan Bowling League's players were diagnosed with cancer and used these exceptional facilities.

“Mike, Alan and Sheila, will always be remembered in the Bowling fraternity and hopefully this event will be a fitting memorial to them.”

Over the 24 Hours there will be a 24 hour bar and food facility along with lots of activities and entertainment on the Sunday afternoon through till the evening.

Miss Wigan, Miss Wigan junior, the Mayor and other dignitaries will be opening the event with a 'first bowl' at around 8.00pm on the Saturday before the 24 hour bowlers start at 10.00pm.

AMF Bowling Wigan is located next to the Old Gordon's Ford Garage on Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4AG

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