Bethnal Green board game whizz Guy’s back to make a point

A BACKGAMMON enthusiast is attempting to play the game for 12 hours straight to raise money for charity.

Guy Shennan, from Bethnal Green, has had a little practice though – two years ago he tackled crosswords for half a day and raised �750.

The cash he raises during this stint will go to the Tower Hamlets & Jenin Friendship Association.

Jenin is a city in Palestine West’s Bank and money will go towards a mobile health centre.

Every year the group organises for one or more Palestinians to visit London to build links between the city and war-torn nation and money would also go towards this.

You may also want to watch:

Mr Shennan said: “I thought backgammon would be an appropriate game because it started in the Middle East and is very popular in that part of the world.”

The challenge takes place on Saturday February 12 at the Camel pub, in Globe Road, Bethnal Green from 11am to 11pm.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter