Bowled over by support: Arboleas expat fundraiser hoping for success

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DONATION: The yearly tournament has raised more than €4000 for Walk for Life over the last two years.

A BOWLING event set up by a British expatriate is hoping to raise some much- needed funds for Arboleas charity Walk for Life.

Phil Taylor, who owns local website Arboleas Forum, first set up the event held at the Almeria Tenpin Bowling Centre, in 2016 following a cancer incident that affected his family.

His wife, Sharron, was diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2015 and Taylor praises Walk for Life for helping them in their tough journey.

Taylor told the Sol Times: “My wife Sharron was diagnosed with mouth cancer in November 2015.

“Following two major operations, she was told she may never speak again, but she is able to speak almost as well as she could before.

“Without the help of Walk for Life in the care and support they provided, it would have been extremely difficult for us as a family, let alone Sharron.

“They were wonderful and we wanted to find a way to show our gratitude.”

The annual bowling event, which has both public and league bowler competitions, consists of several teams of three playing two games of bowling, with the top two teams from the public playing a one game shootout later in the day.

In the evening, entertainment will be provided by Motown artist Charlie the English Singer and a raffle will also take place.

The event, which costs just €8 for the public and €10 for league bowlers, has raised more than €4,000 for the charity over the past two years and will coincide with this year’s Lung and Liver Cancer Awareness Day on March 10.

Taylor continued: “This is a great fun event to raise much-needed funds for a brilliant local charity.

“We, as a family never thought we would require such help but life has a habit of turning up things that are unexpected and Walk for Life were there with support.

“So come along, enter the fun bowling day and help support Walk for Life.”

Walk For Life is a registered charity that helps cancer sufferers and their family members in Arboleas and surrounding areas.

You can register at Almeria Tenpin Bowling Centre or email [email protected] www.bowlingleagues.co.uk with team and bowler names.

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