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Cash boost for popular table tennis club
1:40pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A TABLE tennis club is celebrating after being given £300 to pay for new equipment for the over 60s players.
Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club has more than 70 members and caters for all ages and abilities. It has been running for 12 months and has gone from strength-to-strength, now running four popular sessions a week.
Club chairman Matthew Porter said: “The over 60s meet once a week and love playing but the tables at the village hall are old and very tatty.
“With this donation from the Mars Milk Fund we can now buy a new table for our over 60's and invite other clubs to come and play too.”
The Mars Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or simply to spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby. The scheme runs until October 6 and has five £300 awards to donate each week.
The fund is open to residents, clubs and organisations based across the country. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
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