Whitefield Bowling Club has recently applied for a grant from Bury MBC under the Let’s Do It Together strategy.
The strategy aims to provide financial support to community groups to launch initiatives to help improve the quality of life for our communities. More information on the strategy can be found here.
The grant we have applied for will help support our annual distribution of food and gifts to members, friends and neighbours and also help launch our digital awareness sessions for the local community.
Our seasonal reach out programme to distribute food and festive gifts to members, friends and their neighbours has continued for over 30 years. With the added impact of Covid and recent hikes in gas prices, it has become even more important than ever to ensure we reach out to the community and offer support.
To build on our reach out programme, we are also looking to open our premises at least twice a week in the afternoon throughout the winter and encourage the community to call in, have a cup of tea and a biscuit, enjoy the warmth and most importantly talk to people and get out of the house for a few hours.
During these afternoons we will be hosting free, digital awareness sessions, supported by professionals who will be on hand to show visitors how to use mobile phones, laptops and tablets to stay in touch with friends and family by setting up email or social media accounts and using the internet to search for cheaper, better value services and contracts. We will also host sessions on the dangers of online fraud, how to protect yourself online and recognise suspicious websites and potential scams.
We are asking members, friends and neighbours to vote online for our bid by visiting the One Community Bury website and then clicking on Whitefield Pitch. You can then vote for 5 bids from the list of proposals which include Whitefield Bowling Club’s.
Votes can also be cast in person on Sunday 12th December from 2pm – 4pm at The Elms Community Centre, Green Lane, Whitefield, M45 7FD. THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED – PLEASE VOTE ONLINE
Thank you for your continued support, please share this post with family and friends to raise awareness of our bid and also our festive plans and winter afternoon sessions.