DOUBLE STRIKE: Jaidon Kirby and Alicia Ruge are looking forward to participating in the 18hr tenpin bowling marathon on Sunday to raise funds for the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.
DOUBLE STRIKE: Jaidon Kirby and Alicia Ruge are looking forward to participating in the 18hr tenpin bowling marathon on Sunday to raise funds for the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation. Mike Knott

Marathon of a bowling fundraiser

BUNDABERG Junior Tenpin Bowling Association will bowl for 18 hours straight on Sunday to raise funds for the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.

Bundaberg Junior Tenpin Bowling Association secretary Del Ross, a retired registered nurse who worked for more than 20 years at Bundaberg Hospital, is co-ordinating the fundraiser.

"As a former nurse I can assure you that the donated money will not be wasted and that the moneys raised in this venture will remain in the Bundaberg area," she said.

"The allocation of money raised will be 90% to the foundation to buy medical equipment and 10% to the Junior Tenpin Association to help with coaching, travel and accommodation when the juniors compete in other areas."

Foundation manager Maria Burnet said it was fantastic that the junior tenpin bowlers wanted to help out other children in their time of need.

"One of the foundation's missions is to buy equipment which enhances patient care, the extras that make a stay in hospital more comfortable," she said.

Six lanes at Bundy Bowl and Leisure are being dedicated to the marathon event with the junior bowlers using two lanes, and members of the public are invited to book a game at a reduced price on the other four lanes.

"There will be a great carnival atmosphere on the day and I'm hoping as many people as possible turn out to support the event."

The event will run from 7am - midnight. To book a game, phone Del Ross on 0409 123 261 or 4153 4709.