Co-op shoppers can help Sidmouth Netball Club bag mobile floodlights

Sidmouth Netball Club has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund – and hopes to score enough cash for mobile floodlights. 

The news comes as a huge boost to the club, which has only recently returned to action after a long lay-off.

However, the forthcoming national lockdown will likely mean no netball being played for another month.

Speaking about the award, Sidmouth Netball Club secretary Louise Neilson said: “At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

“We are raising funds for some mobile floodlights to enable us to play on outside courts all-year-round.

“Availability of indoor courts is very limited in the area so being able to play outdoors means we can access more space enabling us to run more training sessions and include more girls from nine-years-old to adults in our club.”

Louise added: “To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers.

“Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a five per cent reward for themselves, and a further two percent will go to local causes like our’s.

“Co-op members can decide which local group they would like to back by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership.

“We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.

“If you’re not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online.”

Louise added: “When a community comes together we’re able to achieve great things, so we hope the good folk of Sidmouth and the surrounding communities will help us.”

For more information about the club, visit www.sidmouthnetballclub.co.uk.

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