Leeds bowling bar to strike gold for YEP’s Hospice Half Hour

Roxy Lanes has pledged to donate �5 for every strike during half an hour in National Hospice Care Week in October. 'Pictured assistant manager Jess Jones and manager Ryan Ilic
Roxy Lanes has pledged to donate �5 for every strike during half an hour in National Hospice Care Week in October. 'Pictured assistant manager Jess Jones and manager Ryan Ilic
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City centre ten-pin bowling bar Roxy Lanes is aiming to strike gold next month for the YEP’s Hospice Half Hour campaign in aid of the Half and Half Appeal.

The boutique bowling alley, cocktail bar and restaurant has pledged to hold a half-hour sponsored bowl during National Hospice Care Week in October to boost our appeal for Leeds’ two hospices.

The Hospice Half Hour campaign is asking people to spare just 30 minutes any time during that week - October 6-12 - to help our long-running Half and Half Appeal top £3m for St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder-Wheatfields hospices.

Roxy Lanes is the latest to sign up for the cause and will host a sponsored bowl across its four lanes on Monday October 6 between 7.30pm and 8pm.

Every time a competitor scores a strike, the Bond Street venue will donate £5 towards the appeal.

Matt Jones, owner of Roxy Lanes, said: “These two hospices do such an amazing job of supporting families through incredibly hard times.

“They’re a huge part of the Leeds community and we want to do everything we can to help the cause.

“So don your bowling shoes and let’s get as many strikes as possible.”

With just a month to go until National Hospice Care Week, we need you to get your thinking caps on for a 30-minute fundraiser - whether with friends, family or in your work lunchbreak. Fundraising action planned so far includes a bacon butty breakfast sale for staff at LNT Group in Garforth, a sponsored silence by ‘chatterbox’ mum Sian Howell and her two daughters Cerys, 12, and Amber, 11, in Halton Moor, a fancy dress disco dance by tots at Little People Nursery in Bramley and a 30-minute Half and Half Appeal collection by staff at Morrisons stores across the Leeds area.

Let us know what you’re planning and we will feature you in the paper. Email joanna.wardill@ypn.co.uk.

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