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Bowlers to step out for Guide Dogs funding

A VISUALLY impaired bowler from Marchmount Bowling Club will be joined by fellow players at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk next Sunday to raise money for Guide Dogs Scotland

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By Zac Hannay
Bowlers to step out for Guide Dogs funding
FUNDRAISING EFFORT . . . Amy Buck will be attending the Edinburgh Kiltwalk next weekend with a team from Marchmount Bowling Club

Amy Buck took up bowls last September with her mum Jenine, acting as her director, despite never having played before herself.

On the bowling green Jenine gives Amy information and positions her on the delivery mat for the direction of the bowl.

The pair initially joined Crichton Bowling Club in Dumfries and then Marchmount, where she has been supported, encouraged and coached to develop and improve her game by members, and in particular Bobby Jess and Alan Glendinning.

She has integrated well, playing regularly in the sweeps and also open competitions, where fellow bowlers have been hugely supportive.

Marchmount club president John Jarvie said: “We’re honoured and privileged to have Amy and Jenine as members of Marchmount Bowling Club.

“They have both settled into the club really well and our members have welcomed them.

Now, a team of ten, including Amy and Jenine, will undertake the 14.7 mile walk, some of them blindfolded.

John added: “We have got right behind Amy in her fundraising for Guide Dogs Scotland. I am a tad nervous about completing the Kilt Walk blindfolded, but also looking forward to doing it with Amy, Jenine and fellow members from Marchmount BC.”

Guide dogs have helped Amy a lot. From teaching her mobility and independent living skills to get her life back on track. She is currently awaiting a Scottish guide dog.

Meanwhile, Amy and her mum have just returned from Weston-super-Mare where they won bronze for Scotland in the Visually Impaired Bowlers Singles Championships.

And last week, club gents champion and winner of a bronze medal in the O55 singles at the Scottish National Championships, Steven Lowther played Amy in a challenge match. Steven played blindfolded.

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