27 July 2018
The CALA Community Bursary was launched in February 2018 for organisations, charities and groups in Bedfordshire to help fund projects which make an important difference in the community. Potton Bowls Club was chosen as the recipient for this year's bursary, with the funding going towards new flooring in the clubhouse kitchen and toilets.
Potton Bowls Club, famous for having one of the best bowling greens in Bedfordshire and being the only bowls club in Potton, was founded in 1917 and currently has over 75 members of all ages. Throughout the season events are held for East Bedfordshire Bowling League and Bedfordshire County League, as well as friendly matches from surrounding towns.
Duncan Jackson, Managing Director for CALA Homes (North Home Counties), said: "Choosing the recipient of this year's Community Bursary scheme was truly a tough decision as we had many applicants with worthwhile causes. Potton Bowls Club is a fantastic example of a club bringing the whole community together. Community is at the very centre of our ethos at CALA Homes, as we are over the moon to have found a local organisation which encompasses this so well."
Margaret Malloch, Capital Fund Raiser at Potton Bowls Club, adds: "We are so grateful to CALA Homes for their support. The original flooring in the clubhouse was purchased second hand from a building site and was becoming increasingly difficult to clean and maintain to the high standard required to ensure adequate hygiene is being maintained. Replacement of this flooring has ensured that our wonderful club is able to provide a healthy and safe environment to give more confidence in the use of the facilities by all members of the community.
"As the local community continues to grow with the increased building of new homes in the area, we are expecting much more interest in the use of our premises so we were thrilled we were able to do this upgrade."