Grass looks greener for Ayrshire bowling club after award win

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An Ayrshire-based bowling club will be investing in new grass maintenance equipment after winning £5,000 in a national competition.

The Maybole Memorial Park Bowling Club was awarded the money as part of the OneFamily Foundation Community Awards, which run twice-yearly and provide life-changing sums to organisations, groups and projects across the UK.

The club plans to use the prize money to invest in a state-of-the-art mower to keep the ground in tip-top condition for its 30 members.

The bowling club was nominated for a Community Award by Charles Kinciad, a OneFamily customer who coaches at the club alongside his wife. The Maybole Memorial Park Bowling Club was one of 24 organisations presented with an award in this latest round.

Charles said:

“We’re one of the few bowling clubs that are increasing membership by training more and more young people. However, to provide members with best training we can, we need to keep the grass short enough so that it doesn’t obstruct play.

“The funding we’ve received from the OneFamily Foundation will help us provide the best facilities to our members and, hopefully, attract more young people to the sport.”

The Community Awards are run by the OneFamily Foundation, an organisation set up by financial mutual, OneFamily, to redistribute a proportion of its profits to help its customers, their families and local communities.

Karl Elliott, marketing director at OneFamily, said:

“We hope the funding will help the club continue to offer a different and worthwhile hobby to young people in the local community.

“Our Community Awards are designed to benefit the causes closest to our customers’ hearts, giving community groups and projects the funding boost they need to continue to offer their vital work.

“The next Community Awards will launch on Monday 19 September, so I’d urge all Ayrshire customers with an active policy to get involved and nominate a cause close to their heart.”

Through the OneFamily Foundation, OneFamily aspires to make £5million available to its customers – to improve their lives or to help them make a positive difference to their local communities.

For more information please visit: https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/