100-year-old Gordon takes bowling challenge for charity

Torbay Weekly

100-year-old Gordon Short from South Molton will bowling for charity at Torquay Bowls Club later this month.

At 2pm on July 27, Mr Gordon Short, a centenarian member of South Molton Bowls Club, and past President of Devon County Bowls Association, will be bowling as part of a campaign challenge, against an officer at 20 clubs throughout the county of Devon.

Mr Short reached the age of 100 years in March 2021, and as part of his Birthday celebrations, his family have 'challenged ' him to carry out this task not only to promote Bowls, but at the same time raise as much money as possible for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

The challenge is for him to bowl five ends at each of his chosen clubs over a period of five weeks thereby making a grand total of 100 ends to match his age.

Torquay Bowls Club members will be actively involved in ensuring that Mr Short achieves his goal, but would also wish to extend a warm welcome to all residents within the bay, together with visitors and holidaymakers, to come to the club in Belgrave Road, watch and encourage Mr Short in this unique event, at the same time supporting his charity effort, and making it a day to remember for all.