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Public vote gets club £500

Maidenbower Community Club committee members Nicky Piper, Harry Waterworth, Nicola Smith, Craig Williams and Martin Steward when the club opened last year

Maidenbower Community Club committee members Nicky Piper, Harry Waterworth, Nicola Smith, Craig Williams and Martin Steward when the club opened last year

Maidenbower Park Community Club held at the neighbourhood’s pavilion has won a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society.

It has been listed as one of the company’s Big 160 after triumphing over nearly 1,000 other applicants across the country. Once shortlisted, it was put to a public vote and they won. The club, which is run by volunteers, will use the money to buy a computer.

Volunteer Nicola Smith said: “It’s so children who haven’t got a computer at home can come in an do their homework. A guy is going to teach the elderly to skype and open an email account. It’s going to be for a range of ages.

“I was amazed to win. There were some quite big contenders. We put it on our Facebook page, but that was it. I didn’t think we’d get it.”

 

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