BRAZA bowls club in March wants to improve security after suffering vandalism

Braza Club in March

Braza Club in March - Credit: Archant

The BRAZA Bowls Club in March wants to improve security after suffering vandalism in the last year.

It has been chosen as one of the latest community groups that might receive funding from Tesco under its blue token vote scheme.

The club is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

A club spokesman said: “Once the security is updated, we are confident that we can concentrate on attracting a larger membership base and hopefully encourage younger members also.

“As a club, we have to work very hard to raise funds for new equipment and improvements to our green and find it extremely frustrating that vandals can come along and cause damage whenever they feel like it.”

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Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores - being awarded to local community projects.

The club is one of the groups on the shortlist who would like funding to update security around the bowls green with the addition of fencing as they say vandalism has been a problem in the last year.

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Braza Bowls Club is a not for profit organisation which does not receive sponsorship and relies entirely on funds from members.

Voting is open in Tesco stores throughout September and October.

Customers cast their vote using a blue plastic token given to them at check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £33 million to more than 6,400 projects across the UK.

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