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Irish Bowls Federation High Performance Bowls coach Neil Booth has completed his 52-club marathon challenge and raised £16,951 for MindWise and Pieta House. The multiple Commonwealth Games medallist visited 52 clubs across Ireland in the space of 11 days.
"It has been quite overwhelming to experience the support from the bowling fraternity all over Ireland in raising awareness for mental health issues, and also raising much needed funds for 2 fantastic charities, MindWise and Pieta House.
I would like to thank both charities for their support and hope that the money raised will go a long way to helping turn lives around in our communities".
Neil also thanked Shay Tyrell and Ollie O’Brien (Representing the Bowling League of Ireland) and Dan Dempsey (Irish Bowling Association Men’s President), as well as his wife, Doreen Booth, for their support throughout his challenge.
We attended the cheque presentation in Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club in Dublin to extend our thanks to Neil for his incredible achievement. All funds raised for MindWise go directly towards our work supporting thousands of people living with mental illness, as well as raising awareness and campaigning for change for all those who are affected by mental health issues; from children and families to older people. In this photo are Emma Ewings (MindWise), Doreen Booth, Neil Booth and Cathy Drummond (Pieta House)