Sunday 31 March 2019

Emmaus Gloucestershire companion takes on bowling challenge

220319 Glos Mark Washbourne bowling event

An Emmaus Gloucestershire companion will be completing 50 games of bowling back to back to help raise money for the charity that gave him a home. 

Emmaus Gloucestershire provides a home and meaningful work for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. One person to receive support from Emmaus Gloucestershire is Mark, who will be completing his fundraising event in May.

"I live at Emmaus Gloucestershire and am raising money for our community to give back to the charity that has helped me so much. 

"I am passionate about bowling and will be completing 50 games back to back, across two lanes, in one go. This would put around six tonnes of pressure through my body, using 15lb balls, so it's quite a feat in itself to complete a challenge like this! 

Emmaus Gloucestershire is more than just a roof over my head. I have been giving the opportunity to work in their charity shops, gain new skills, make new friends, and now have the ability to give something back. 

I would like the money to go towards helping purchase something nice for the community house in Barnwood, so the other residents can enjoy their home." 

To support Mark in his challenge, please visit his fundraising page.