Foodsave to attempt 3 World Records for Christmas fundraiser


Foodsave CIC is attempting to break 3 World Records this Christmas, hosting a marathon indoor bowls match aiming to raise £5000 for the organisation.

Over the course of 66 hours, from Saturday 2nd December to Tuesday 5th December, Foodsave CIC will be running a continuous Bowls-athon across two locations – Seaton Bowls Club and Beer Mariners’ Hall, Devon. The game will involved experienced bowlers from both bowling clubs, as well as supporters with little or no previous experience.

The record attempt is aiming to break 3 World Records surrounding indoor bowls: the longest duration of indoor bowling, the longest short mat bowling match, and the most individuals involved in a single indoor bowling match.

Two teams will compete in continuous indoor short mat bowling across 4 days and 3 nights. Scores for the teams will accrue over the duration of the challenge. The final results will be announced at the end of the challenge in Beer Mariners’ Hall, with the Foodsave Christmas Challenge Cup being presented to the winning team.

Foodsave CIC is an East Devon based not-for-profit focused on creating zero-food waste communities. They work with local businesses, organisations and individuals to ensure that all perfectly-useable surplus food from businesses is put to good use.

“We are looking forward to the challenge of breaking 3 World Records this Christmas. With continuous bowling over 66 hours, I can’t wait to bring an extra spotlight to our local bowls clubs as well as the cause of reducing food waste. We can’t wait to have you involved!”

Jake Bonetta, founder and Director of Foodsave CIC, who is excited for the record attempt.

Foodsave’s Christmas Challenge 2023 is supported by the Seaton and Beer Bowls Clubs, as well as the Beer Mariners’ Hall Management Committee. With 3 new community fridges opening in the weeks following the event, 100% of all money raised will go directly towards continuing their work and reducing even more food waste across communities.

To donate to the cause and support the record-breaking attempt, please visit To find out more about organisation and what they offer to communities, please visit our website here.