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DBE Members Survey

We are trying to update our DBE membership information. It is essential that we have current data to enable us to apply for funding and put on events that are appropriate in the areas they are held and for those taking part.

We hope you are intending on renewing your membership, If you have decided not to renew your membership, we are sorry to hear that and we will remove you from our database and DBE events – Final date to return your form is Friday 26 Feb 2021.

To complete the members survey, click here.

Tony Reeves

SAD NEWS – The passing of Tony Reeves, long time helper at disability bowls events at Gedling IBC.
Many of you will have met Tony at Gedling and Potters. He was always there, willing to help at our competitions, marking, pushing wheelchairs, always with a smile.

He had a great sense of humour and a big heart.
A genuinely LOVELY man and a true gentleman.
He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

His funeral is on 19th January and his wife Ann has asked that any donations be made to Disability Bowls England.

President Maggy Smith MBE


 

Daniel Adams Charity Challenge

Disability Bowls England member Daniel Adams is taking on a challenge to walk 10km (6.124 miles) every Saturday and Sunday until the end of March. He will have walked an amazing 134.728 miles by the end of his challenge. Daniel is very kindly raising money for Disability Bowls England during his challenge. For more information or to sponsor Daniel please see below.

My name is Daniel Adams.

With the announcement of another Lockdown and no planned return to Bowls I am planning to walk 10km (6.124 miles to be exact) in and around my hometown of Harlow every Saturday and Sunday. I will be starting on Saturday 16th January and finishing on Sunday 28th March. That is 22 days, walking a total of 134.728 miles. If there is no return to Bowls I may do it for even longer. I heard the story of Sir Captain Tom Moore at 100 years old walking around his garden 100 times this has inspired me to do this as he to me is one of my heroes.

I will be raising money for Disability Bowls England to help them survive through these awful times and to raise awareness of the charity. I am also doing this as my new year revolution and I very extremely bored with nothing going on. To sponsor me please click on this link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanielAdamsWalkingChallenge. Thanks in advance to anyone that is kind enough to sponsor me.

I started Bowls at 18 with Tye Green IBC and outdoors at 20 with The Griffin Bowls Club. I have aspergers syndrome and learning difficulties. I played in County, National and Disability Bowls England Competitions. I represented England in the first ever learning disabilities indoor bowls international series in Scotland which England won. It came down to the last end of the match on my rink I drew in the winning bowl to win the series.​ In the same year I won the Harlow sports personality of the year award 2019 beating Steve Mitchinson to the award. The Board of Directors of Disability Bowls England appointed me as the Intellectual Impaired Players (Learning Disability) Representative. Bowls has changed my life for the better as it help me grow as a person and gain confidence.​