PICTURES: Simon’s seven-day challenge raises hundreds

Simon Bashford continues his marathon of different sports for charity at the Conservative Club, Goring. Picture: Derek Martin
Simon Bashford continues his marathon of different sports for charity at the Conservative Club, Goring. Picture: Derek Martin

A Goring grandfather has weathered a week of back-to-back challenges to raise money for charity.

Simon Bashford has raised more than £450 for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan by doing a seven day challenge, including a walk from Worthing Pier to Brighton Pier and back wearing a 50-pound backpack.

Simon during his ten-pin bowling marathon. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Simon during his ten-pin bowling marathon. Picture: Kate Shemilt

From May 29 until Sunday, the Goring grandfather also did a gym bike ride and 12-hour stints of snooker, bowling, darts, pool and golf at Rustington Golf Centre and the Goring Conservative Club.

Simon, 50, said: “I’m so glad it went well. Next year I might do a charity bingo game or something more civilised!”

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-bashford1 to donate.

Simon Bashford at the beginning of his marathon of different sports for charity. Photo by Derek Martin

Simon Bashford at the beginning of his marathon of different sports for charity. Photo by Derek Martin