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Bank Quay Bulls Rugby Club reveals new kit thanks to GGHT’s Heart of the Community funding…

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Bank Quay Bulls with representatives from Sure Group and GGHT Bank Quay Bulls with representatives from Sure Group and GGHT

Warrington rugby club Bank Quay Bulls got their season off to a flying start this week when their under 16’s and under 18’s teams unveiled brand new kits funded through Golden Gates Housing Trust’s (GGHT) Heart of the Community Fund. The club received £1,520 in funding, enabling them to buy their new kit and expand to having teams in both age groups for the very first time.

The Heart of the Community Fund was established by GGHT and its partners in 2012 to support individuals and groups striving to improve the lives of local residents. Through the generosity of the Trust and its partners; Total Glass, Sure Group, Omega Access North West, Forrest, Keepmoat and AG Painting, the fund welcomes funding applications from local groups and organisations that make a difference in communities in Bewsey & Dallam and Longford. 

In the last 12 months the Heart of the Community Fund has allocated over £10,000 in funding to local groups and organisations. The successful applicants have included:

  • Dallam & District Community Angling Group - £1,000 towards fishing equipment enabling children’s matches to be held. 
  • Bewsey Lodge Primary School - £500 to help increase use of their new community facilities by introducing a parent and carer coffee morning. 
  • Bewsey Job Club - funding to purchase a laptop, printer and stationary.
  • Friends of Bewsey Park - £500 to fund planting equipment for the young people of Bewsey & Dallam. 
  • Longford Pensioners Luncheon Club - £400 towards a much needed day out for their members. 
  • Warrington Youth for Christ - £500 towards their annual event ‘ReAct’. 
  • Angels Dance Academy - £1,000 to enable the club to buy new kits for all their members.
  • Longford Families First Project - £500 towards their three fun days arranged for the community of Longford during the summer holidays. 
  • Bank Quay Bullls - £1,520 for their new kit for the youth team.

John Barry, Bank Quay Bulls coach said: “The funding that we have received for the new kit has given us the opportunity to field both an under 16s and 18s team for the very first time. Without the generosity of the Heart of the Community Fund we wouldn’t have been in a position to expand our youth provision and provide positive activities for our young members. Also the time we have saved by not having to organise fundraising events has enabled us to focus on increasing our links with the local community and to put in place plans for developing new teams. We are currently looking at a number of new initiatives including developing sessions for 6-12 year olds.”

To find out more about the Heart of the Community and other funding that is available from GGHT visit www.gght.org.uk/gghtfunding.

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