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‘Excellent’ Go Kids Go! response as judges consider applications

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 July 2016

Winscombe Cricket Club received a Go Kids Go! grant in 2015.

Winscombe Cricket Club received a Go Kids Go! grant in 2015.


The chance to enter this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme has now closed, after the deadline to submit applications passed yesterday (Wednesday).

Go Kids Go! offers cash grants to organisations which promote activity in Weston’s young people.

This year’s campaign has seen dozens of groups from Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding villages enter, in the hope of sharing in the project’s £12,000 prize pot.

The scheme was launched by the Weston Lions Club and the Mercury in 2012, and a total of £50,000 has been donated to good causes.

Judges will meet this week to pick 2016’s winners.

Mercury editor Simon Angear said: “All of us at the Mercury are really proud to work with the Lions and other sponsors on Go Kids Go!, and once again the response has been excellent.

“Every year the standard of entries grows, so the judges face some really tough decisions. However, I’m confident every penny of the £12,000 will be used to improve the lives of children in and around Weston.”

Winners will be announced in the Mercury on July 28 and grants will be presented on the final day of the Lions’ ale festival on Weston’s Beach Lawns, which runs from July 29-31.

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