Uddingston club is bowled over by Scotmid’s help

"We’re proud to be at the heart of the Uddingston community.”

Uddingston Tennis and Bowling Club has received a donation from Scotmid Co-operative, to encourage more people in the local area to try out the sports.

The community grant of £200 will be used for fun days for the local community, raffle prizes and tournaments.

John McLaren from Uddingston Tennis and Bowling Club made the community grant application to Scotmid. John said: “We’d like to thank Scotmid for their kind donation to Uddingston Bowling and Tennis Club. Sponsorship can be difficult to get, and it really plays a vital role in helping us to promote tennis and bowls. We’re one of the best clubs in the local area and we’d like to encourage people of all ages to come along and have a go.”

Campbell Lochrie, Store Manager of Scotmid Uddingston said: “Scotmid’s community grant scheme is one of the ways that we can give back to local groups that have given us so much support over the years. It’s a true pleasure to be able to support the Uddingston Tennis and Bowling Club and we hope that it helps to get more kids and adults giving tennis and bowls a go. We’re proud to be at the heart of the Uddingston community.”

Scotmid donates around a quarter of a million pounds to local causes through its community grant scheme each year. Applications are encouraged for projects that support children and education, active lifestyles, the environment, health promotion, the elderly, homelessness, Fairtrade, arts and culture, and charity.

Community groups and projects can apply by completing a community grant form from their local Scotmid store or online at www.scotmid.coop. Community groups and projects must meet certain criteria to be considered for funding. The applications are then considered by their Regional Committee before being awarded.

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