A local bowling club found an unusual way to raise money after being turned down for a number of grants.
Members of the Higher Walton Bowling Club turned to the South Ribble Partnership for help to repair the edging of their bowling green, and after recruiting the help of the local probation service, the club managed to save £4,000 on its costs and was successful in gaining a Community Bids Fund grant for £2,000 from South Ribble Partnership for materials and equipment.
The probation service provided the muscle, whilst the members of the bowling club provided the expertise and together they delivered a real improvement to a local facility.
John Waddecar, Club secretary, said the experience was a rewarding one.
He said: “We couldn’t have done the work without the grant and without the help from those doing community service.
“Previously, the edge of the green had been a health and safety hazard.
“I’d highly recommend other groups apply for the next available grant as it has made such a difference to our club.”