Lyndhurst Bowling Club Ltd in Durham is today celebrating a £22,100 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust for its clubhouse development project.
The club wishes to show how bowls can help improve wellbeing and activity levels for all ages. Funding will allow for repairs and refurbishment of the clubhouse to include roof repairs, flooring, improvements to the locker rooms plus enhancement of access and security.
In addition, items such as bowls sets, folding tables plus a projector and screen will benefit users such as the Local History Group, Dementia Café, Junior Bowls and Schools Programme.
George Dodsworth, Club Chairman, said, “ This grant from Suez enables Lyndhurst Bowling Club to enhance our club and greatly increase our involvement in our local community. It significantly helps in our strategy of reaching a diverse range of groups in Low Fell. We particularly look forward to working with dementia sufferers and their carers. It is hoped that some of them will also benefit from our Local History group reminding them of old Gateshead when they were young. Likewise, we will introduce people to short mat bowls when their mobility and stamina are limited. It is gratifying to know that, even in this day and age, companies like Suez support communities at every level.”
Marek Gordon, Chairman of SUEZ Communities Trust, added: “SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Landfill Communities Fund. We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Lyndhurst Bowling Club Ltd.”