Cash handed out at Go Kids Go! presentation
PUBLISHED: 10:04 30 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:04 30 July 2015
DOZENS of smiling faces gathered in the marquee at Weston Lions Club’s Real Ale Festival to find out how much their group had been awarded as part of this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme.
Go Kids Go! winners
Group Amount Project
n Ashcombe Scout Group (1st) £200 Life jackets for kayacking.
n Banwell Youth Club £1,000 Create a new forest school.
n In-2-Biking £500 To buy road safety training equipment.
n J21 Gymnastics Club £400 To purchase ballet barres.
n Lympsham First School £280 To buy scooters and bikes.
n Milton District Girl Guiding £1,000 A large marquee to use at large events.
n North Weston Rainbows (1st) £150 To buy a 24-handle parachute.
n Priory Pumas £500 To buy footballs, goalposts and other equipment.
n Sandford Primary School £300 To buy bikes to use during break times.
n Shipham Junior Kickboxing Club £200 To buy kickboxing gloves and a punching bag.
n Shipham Primary School, Green Club £250 To renovate the garden shed and buy new equipment for the school’s gardening club.
n St Nicholas Church Preschool £500 To make improvements to the outdoor playground.
n Uphill Scout Group (1st) £500 To build a fire pit at the group’s headquarters.
n Vintage Movement Café £1,000 To create an outside playground space.
n Weston Air Cadets £320 To buy new sports equipment.
n Weston Guides (24th) £500 To purchase new tents for camps.
n Weston Junior Arts Festival £500 To spend on medals for competition winners.
n Weston Operatic Society £250 To help fund the cost of a new microphone system.
n Weston Tennis Club £250 To purchase tennis balls and other equipment for the club’s youth section.
n Weston Town Junior Football Club £500 To buy new balls, bibs and training equipment.
n Winscombe Cricket Club £250 To help fund a new mobile net cage.
n Winscombe Primary School 1 £500 To install a new children’s kitchen to promote healthy eating.
n Worle Guides (1st) £500 To pay for quality tents to use at camps.
n Worlebury St Paul’s Primary School £400 To help with the cost of team-building and sports equipment.
The scheme – which is headed up by the Lions club and the Mercury and supported by local businesses – gave away £11,000 in grants to 24 winning sports groups, schools, scouting and girl guiding organisations and art and theatre clubs around Weston-super-Mare.
The groups were kept waiting in suspense until the cheque presentation on the final day of the club’s Real Ale Festival.
Lions member Malcolm Timmis said: “It was lovely to see all of the folks there. The sponsors were really delighted with the results of Go Kids Go! and all of the people who we were able to help were really pleased.
“We have got a lot of happy bunnies who we look forward to catching up with to see how the money helped later in the year.”
This year’s impressive sum was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Alliance Homes, Crosville Motors, The Grand Pier, Howard Group, Lamtrad Ltd, The Mead Group, Nightingales, Quadron Services, Weston College, Weston Lions Club, Weston Mercury and Weston Town Council.
Mr Timmis said: “It has been a brilliant year for Go Kids Go! and we are looking forward to next year. We have already had some sponsors come forward for next year, which is great news.”