Established industry agent Gavin Boden and his friend Anthony Kyme are planning to set a Guiness World Record this month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Formerly an agent for TCS – and a rep for Parker Knoll and Guardsman before that – Gavin is a well-known figure in the industry, and is hoping to gather support from the trade to raise money for a cause that is close to his heart.
Macmillan supported Gavin's sister for three years as she fought bowel cancer, its nurses providing the support she needed to fight the disease for as long as possible.
"It is almost three years since we lost her," says Gavin, "and there isn't a day goes by without thinking about her or the people around her who helped though her last days."
When considering how to raise money for the charity, Gavin hit on the idea of a tenpin bowling world record attempt.
"Three years ago, Robert Hendricks and Hector Navedo of El Paso, US, set a world record of 30,537 pins knocked down in 24 hours," says Gavin. "We are looking to smash this record, and at the same time help Macmillan Cancer Support. Please help us as much as you can."
The Guinness World Record Attempt will take place on 24th June at Shipley Bowl in West Yorkshire, and Gavin and Anthony are aiming to reach a target of raising £20,000. Anyone interested in donating can find out more here.