East Bursary Spotlight: Dunbar Youngsters Bowled Over by Donation

The recipients of this year’s CALA Homes Bursary, in partnership with the East Lothian Courier, have finally been revealed.

CALA Homes 30 August 2018

After careful consideration from a selection panel, consisting of CALA staff from different areas of the business and Robbie Scott, Editor of the East Lothian Courier, 13 successful groups have been awarded a share of £10,000.

Over the remainder of the year, we’ll be shining light on the range of amazing work being carried out by the awarded groups and organisations from throughout East Lothian, and finding out more information on how the money will be put to good use.

From day care centres right through to swimming groups, this year’s scheme has awarded grants to a variety of good causes around the region.

Two worthy causes benefiting younger members of the Dunbar and West Barns community are highlighted below;

West Barns Bowling Club

Awarded: £500

One recipient of this year’s bursary scheme is West Barns Bowling Club. Situated in the village of West Barns, just outside Dunbar, the club are looking to put their £500 donation to good use by investing it into younger members of the community.

Kenny Borthwick, of West Barns Bowling Club, said: “The West Barns Bowling Club has not had a junior section for many years.

“The £500 will cover the costs of two sets of bowls to help as training aids for children. Hopefully this will help children to take up bowls from an early age and get them involved in the sport.

“We want to be able to enable the Bowling Club to exist into the future and have a vibrant youth section of young bowlers come through the ranks.”

Muddy Buddies

Awarded: £500

Muddy Buddies is a regular playgroup based in Dunbar, offering children the opportunity to play, learn and have fun in the great outdoors. The group was recently awarded £500 as part of the bursary scheme.

Muddy Buddies’ Jamie Lewis said: “The money CALA has donated will go a long way for Muddy Buddies. We provide outdoor play in Dunbar for children ranging from three years old right up so we offer quite a variety of activities.

“We will spend the money on new equipment and arts and crafts materials, allowing children and parents to take part in a variety of activities including toasting marshmallows in the mud kitchen to playing in the den area.

“It really will allow us to continue to bring children together to learn about and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.”