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Supporters Club donate £1,550 to local groups

Shildon AFC Supporters Club hands out grant cheques to local groups

Last month’s league derby match against Bishop Auckland, which the Railwaymen won 3-2, saw eight local community groups receive cheques to a total value of £1,550 from the Supporters Club.

The groups entered the playing field during the half time break to collect their cheques from the Supporters Club’s Small Grants Lottery Fund.

The following groups benefitted from the Supporters Club’s community initiative, which has now seen £4,500 distributed to local groups since the lottery began in September 2013:

Spectrum Roller Skating Club
1st Shildon Baden Powell Scout Group
CATS Theatre Group
Shildon Alive! Community Garden
Tykes Youth Group
South Durham Counselling Service
Friends of Dorset Place
4th Shildon Rainbows

Supporters Club Chairman, Russell Henderson said: “Congratulations to all of today’s groups on their awards. We are delighted that the success of the lottery scheme allows us to keep making a contribution back into the local community.

“The Supporters Club distributes each round of funding after the lottery jackpot has been won three times. The next round of funding will be announced in the local press in due course.”

Small groups looking for financial assistance can claim funds up to a maximum value of £200 in any one year. The application form can be downloaded from this page’s sidebar.