Record-breaking Dream Scheme sees almost £6,000 given to Clevedon groups

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 February 2018

Last year's Dream Scheme winners.

Last year's Dream Scheme winners.

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A record number of community groups have been given a share of almost £6,000 by Clevedon Lions Club.

The club’s third Dream Scheme has seen 13 organisations given donations ranging from £123 for the 1st Clevedon East Rainbows for a new flag, to £828 to allow the Friends of St Nicholas Chantry Primary School to buy new outdoor play equipment.

A total of £5,739 was collected for this year’s campaign through ‘generous’ donations given to the Lions’ Santa float during the Christmas period, and handed out to support applications for projects which will benefit the community.

Lions club president Paul Pollock said: “The scheme aims to top up funds already raised by local groups so their project can be completed more quickly.

“We’re delighted to be able to help so many local organisations.

“Hundreds of local residents who are members of these groups will benefit in some way from this money.

“It is important to show the public what happens to their generous Christmas donations.

“Congratulations to all concerned.”

Donations have been given to a variety of groups which will benefit people of all ages in Clevedon.

The Curzon has been given £750 to buy new equipment for its Front Room Cinema project, which sees films shown on a big screen in care homes across North Somerset.

MORE: Clevedon Lions announce 2017 Dream Scheme winners

Clevedon Rugby Club and Clevedon United Junior Football Club have been given a combined total of £653 to buy new kit for their ladies team and disabled team respectively.

Young people and children will also benefit from £360 given to The Barn for new tables, £325 to Christchurch youth club for table tennis tables and £500 to allow North Somerset Play Forum to put on events in Clevedon during the summer.

The Friends of St John’s Primary School has earned £750 which it will use to buy audio equipment while Mary Elton Primary School has been given £550 for a number of projects.

Dream Scheme has now given more than £15,000 to voluntary sector groups in the past three years.

The awards will be handed out during a presentation ceremony which will be held at The Barn in Great Western Road at 7.30pm on February 20.

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