Winners for Go Kids Go! revealed...
PUBLISHED: 09:52 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:18 24 July 2015
THE winners of this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme have been chosen and £11,000 will be shared between 24 groups.
Go Kids Go! winners
n Ashcombe Scout Group (1st)
n Banwell Youth Club
n J21 Gymnastics Club
n Lympsham First School
n Milton District Girl Guiding
n North Weston Rainbows (1st)
n Priory Pumas
n Sandford Primary School
n Shipham Junior Kickboxing Club
n Shipham Primary School, Green Club
n St Nicholas Church Preschool
n Uphill Scout Group (1st)
n Vintage Movement Café
n Weston Air Cadets
n Weston Guides (24th)
n Weston Junior Arts Festival
n Weston Operatic Society
n Weston Tennis Club
n Weston Town Junior Football Club
n Winscombe Cricket Club
n Winscombe Primary School 1
n Worle Guides (1st)
n Worlebury St Paul’s Primary School
Judges for this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme met last Thursday and spent hours poring over dozens of high-calibre applications.
The scheme – headed up by Weston Lions Club and the Mercury, and supported by local businesses – is in its fourth year and received more applications than ever before.
A total of 39 groups, ranging from scout and girl guiding organisations, to football clubs and drama groups, all requested support from the scheme.
Lions spokesman, Eric Tones, said: “I think it was encouraging to see the standard is getting higher each year. The quality of the applications is getting better. It was a difficult decision.
“It was hard because not everybody can win, there is a limited amount of money.
“I would also like to say thank you to all of the companies and people who have sponsored the event.”
This year’s impressive sum was made possible thanks to the support of Alliance Homes, Crosville Motors, The Grand Pier, Howard Group, Lamtrad Ltd, The Mead Group, Nightingales, Quadron Services, Weston College, Weston Lions Club, The Weston Mercury and Weston Town Council.
Grants as big as £1,000 will be given out to help pay for tents, footballs, tennis balls, sporting equipment, renovation work and more.
The Real Ale Festival will be on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare from today (Friday) until Sunday. It will be open from 10.30am-11pm. Cheque presentations to Go Kids Go! winners will take place from 10.30am on Sunday.