Bowling club hopes to bag some extra cash

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Argyll Bowling Club is hoping to bag some extra funds to provide bowls for all ages after being selected for the next round of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The community funding scheme, a collaboration between the supermarket and environmental organisations Groundwork UK and greenspace scotland, grants sums of up to £4,000, raised from carrier bag sales, to local groups.

Three groups in every Tesco region are shortlisted to receive cash awards and shoppers can vote for who they think should take away the top grant by using a token given to them at the check-out when they shop.

Argyll Bowling has made it on to the latest shortlist, with its project Bowls4All, which aims to promote bowls as a sport for all ages.

The club wants to introduce bowling skills and sportsmanship to youngsters from P3-P11 using age and size appropriate equipment and games, helping to grow its juvenile and junior section which will create the town’s bowlers of the future.

It also wants to provide bowling aids and a Bradshaw Bowls Buggy to enable older members with mobility problems to continue to enjoy the sport.

A club spokesperson said: ‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted. Our coaches give their time freely but really do need the equipment.

‘This is also a wonderful opportunity to promote inter-generational activity locally.’

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout March and April.