15 of our committee & Past Presidents from Saturdays #MemoryMarathon for The Eric LIddell Centre #CoVcare saw us bowl #StrongerTogether & made a little video for you all.
Thank you to all who have donated to the 2020 Presidents Charity, The Eric Liddell Centre https://www.ericliddell.org/
Huge thanks also to everyone who entered our competition to guess the total time for all 15 participants to complete the 40 miles.
The total time taken for everyone was
We had three prizes up for grabs and all three winners had chosen the same time of 11:20:00. All only being 24 seconds away and were clear winners. As its a tie, we have done an independent draw with the results below.
We will get in touch with all winners shortly to deliver prizes.
We would also like to thank all companies for donating the prizes for this competition. All of them are great supporters of the EBL and provide services here in Edinburgh.
£75 voucher 1st Prize to spend on services & support goes to…
P Veitch, Parkside
£50 voucher 2nd prize to spend at STS on lawn care products, seed, fertiliser etc… goes to…
S Syme, Sighthill
£25 voucher 3rd prize to spend in Gifted goes to…
D Watson, Dean
Please enter the total time taken for all participants to complete the full 40 miles, your Name,choose your club and a contact number so we can contact you.
Each guess costs £1, once you have completed the form, please transfer the total amount of money to the EBL account:
Reference: “Your Name” – Walk
You can have as many guesses as you wish. All money raised will be donated to the Eric Liddell Centre as detailed here: https://edinburghbowlingleague.com/memory-marathon/
1st prize £75 voucher to use on services from Precision Computing including web hosting, laptop repair, broadband configuration, wireless printer setup etc… *
*Parts and equipment not included
As in previous years the Edinburgh Bowling League (EBL) President & Committee have done various fund raising activities, well this year is slightly different with the current circumstances.
We feel it is still vitally important to help where we can as many people still require the help from charities, maybe even more so now.
In light of restrictions we have come up with an idea that will still allow us to raise funds and also abide by government safety restrictions.
On the 23rd May 2020 at 2pm we have decided to do a “Memory Marathon+” challenge, EBL Committee and Past Presidents will walk around the perimeter of their own greens so that the total distance walked will be OVER MARATHON distance, 40 miles! To cover this distance, each person will need to walk on between 26 & 30 times around, each covering a minimum of 2.6 miles.
To achieve the distance 15 members will be completing this.
Eric Liddell centre are celebrating there 40th year anniversary, a milestone they are hugely proud of.
We will be broadcasting video calls & live streams to keep everyone up-to-date with our progress as we all complete this. So look out on Facebook and Twitter for the hashtag #MemoryMarathon+
With there being no charity triples tournament this year, if your club is able to donate their usual contribution, this would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to personally donate and we understand that some people may not be in a position this year to do so, please do so on the Just Giving page, and remember to tick the Gift Aid button if eligible
We are sure you are all aware the Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund to help clubs through this difficult time…. well we are happy to report that we have heard of several clubs having received this funding in the past couple of days. We are delighted to hear this news and hope that all clubs have completed there application and will soon receive this.
This could be the vital support required to enable all clubs to weather the storm due to lack of income.
In other news, it was also noted that the CEC will also restart uplifting garden waste (brown bin) early in May.
So whilst we may not all be on the green, where we wish to be, there seems as if there is light at the end of the tunnel. Until that time, please keep in touch and let us know what your club and members are doing to support each other and your club.