Club bowled over with £500 grant

From left to right: Maureen and Roger Hooper (Bridlington Alexandra Club 'Members), Samantha Fridlington, (Manager, Skipton's Bridlington Branch), Anna Towse, (Community Champion, Skipton's Bridlington Branch) Lynne Mitchell (Bridlington Alexandra Chairman), and Tony James (Bridlington Alexandra ''Treasurer).
From left to right: Maureen and Roger Hooper (Bridlington Alexandra Club 'Members), Samantha Fridlington, (Manager, Skipton's Bridlington Branch), Anna Towse, (Community Champion, Skipton's Bridlington Branch) Lynne Mitchell (Bridlington Alexandra Chairman), and Tony James (Bridlington Alexandra ''Treasurer).

Bridlington Alexandra Bowling Club is delighted to have been awarded a £500 grant

through the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Scheme.

The scheme began in 2013 to mark the anniversary of the Skipton’s 160th birthday.

The idea behind it is to help voluntary groups, community organisations and sports clubs throughout the UK, who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere.

This year, there were 162 pots of £500 to give away and 1,000 groups applied for funding, with only 363 groups making it to the shortlist.

Having made it to the shortlist, all successful applications were profiled on the Skipton’s website and the pubic asked to cast their votes.

Around 30,000 public votes were cast to help decide the final 162 lucky winners, of which Bridlington Alexandra Bowling Club was one.

A winners’ certificate was presented to members of the club by the manager of the Skipton’s Bridlington Branch.

Club chairman Lynne Mitchell said: “Grateful thanks go to the Skipton Building Society for this excellent scheme and to all who voted for us. The grant will be used to buy a new set of doors for our clubhouse.”