Bowls Buddies


Do you like a challenge? Could you make a positive difference to the sport we love? Could you help raise funds for the Disability Bowls England charity trust?

Join our team of DBE Buddies. The Buddies will enter a number of the thousands of fundraising events up and down the country be it a local 5k or 10k fun run or walk, the great north or south run or maybe the London Marathon, you could also enter Ride London or the London to Brighton cycle ride or take on a swimathon, great north swim or swim serpentine the list is endless maybe do all three and take on a triathlon???

We are always looking for local fun events to take part in, that would help us to showcase DBE to a wider audience. “Bowls A Sport for All”

Our fundraising coordinator is here to help you to market your events, DBE has a virgin money fundraising page ready and waiting – any money raised will be used to grow the charity trust enabling us to introduce disability bowls to a much wider audience.

Please contact for more information.

Thanks in advance for your support!

The Story so far – Our First Two Bowls Buddies

2 bored bowlers, Michelle Coleman & John Rednall, who haven’t been able to play the sport they love during lockdown have ‘buddied’ up to raise funds for Disability Bowls England by challenging themselves to run 250k between them in August. John clocked a total of 161.34km and Michelle has clocked another 100.1km. (Total 262.35km – 163 miles, 30 yards)

Michelle Coleman:
Michelle Coleman - DBE Bowls BuddyAfter completing c25k during lockdown, I wanted a new challenge, something to keep me motivated to carry on with my running. What better way to do this by raising money for the sport that I love, the sport that has been such a huge part of my life – Bowls! My challenge is to complete 100k in August. One of the reasons that I love bowls so much is how inclusive it is, and how it can be enjoyed at so many levels. The talent and skill that the disabled bowlers have is truly inspiring to me.

John Rednall:
John Rednall - DBE Bowls BuddyJohn is a current international and last season became England’s longest-serving player, having played in the men’s senior team for 31 years, earning his 100th cap. He has also represented England in Commonwealth Games and World Championships. John is delighted to be raising funds for Disability Bowls England as it’s a very worthy cause, and considers bowls to be the best and most accessible sport there is: a sport for everyone.