Camelford BC Raises Over £7,000 in 24-Hour Charity Bowlathon

16th November, 2023

Camelford BC recently organized a remarkable 24-hour Bowlathon in a heartfelt effort to support Prostate Cancer UK. The event, held from midday on Friday 8th September to midday on Saturday, 9th September, brought together the local community and beyond for an unforgettable display of unity and camaraderie.

The Bowlathon commenced with a ceremonial opening by distinguished guests, Rob Rotchell, the Mayor of Camelford, and Scott Mann, the North Cornwall MP. Their presence added a touch of prestige to the event, emphasizing the importance of community-driven initiatives for charitable causes.


Camelford Mayor Rob Rotchell bowling the first bowl to get the bowlathon under way.


True to its name, the Bowlathon saw nonstop bowling action throughout the 24-hour period. The commitment and enthusiasm of participants were fueled by the cause they were championing. Adding to the atmosphere at the event, three local bands entertained the crowd with live music that resonated well into the night.

Camelford played host to numerous clubs from across Cornwall, each contributing both in terms of spirited gameplay and generous donations. Some participants, perhaps new to the sport, took the opportunity to try their hand at bowls while enjoying the offerings from the BBQ and bar set up for the occasion.

As night fell, participants donned a variety of creative fancy dress costumes. The Pyjama Games added an extra layer of fun, creating a memorable and entertaining spectacle as players engaged in friendly competition while dressed in their night-time attire.


Participants played through the night, dressed in pyjamas, with the aid of a candle behind the jack.


England international Mark Read and Bowls England Competitions Officer Lee Rowland were also in attendance, participating in a friendly Four Nations Fun Clash.

The success of the Bowlathon was greatly amplified by the generous support of local businesses that contributed donations for the raffle. These contributions, combined with the involvement of clubs from Cornwall and beyond, resulted in an impressive fundraising total of £7,187.22.


England international Mark Read and Lee Rowland (Bowls England Competitions Officer) represented England in a special Four Nations game during the event.
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