Successful year for community group

The big Kirk Hallam present a cheque to Kirk Hallam youth FC for �1000
The big Kirk Hallam present a cheque to Kirk Hallam youth FC for �1000

Members of the community group the Big Kirk Hallam will meet this week to look back over the successes of the last year.

The lottery funded project will see £1m handed out to voluntary organisations and groups in the area in a ten year period.

Hazel Simpson, steering group and committee member said: “We are very proud about what we have managed and the stories from groups gaining funding are really encouraging. The community chest makes a real difference and has already helped local groups a lot.

“Seeing the faces of the applicants that are really helping to make a difference to small groups makes us feel we have won the lottery ourselves.”

The local football team and drama group have both benefitted from cash donated from the Community Chest scheme.

The latest round of groups to be awarded cash will be revealed at the meeting which takes place on Friday February 28 at the community centre on Kenilworth Drive, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Colin Simpson, from the group, added: “We will be looking back on what has been achieved and what will be happening next.

“We will be launching another Community Chest event on the night and announcing the last round of winners.

“This is a great opportunity for local people to become more involved so we can as push forward with Big Kirk Hallams plans for the future.”