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National Lottery - Our Birthday Thanks

posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:38 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
In September 2017, the League received news of a £7,145 grant from Sport England to buy five sets of modern bowls coaching equipment to be used to increase the number of people - and especially younger ones - playing the sport.

This has been used to great effect by County Development Officer Pauline Wilson and her growing team of coaches and, as today is the 25th birthday of the National Lottery, the body that plays such a key role in financing such grants, we would like to say a sincere thank you . . . 

Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community.
The 25th birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week.

Shropshire Crown Green Bowling Association wish to say THANK YOU to National Lottery players for the grant we received for equipment in 2017. This has let us target youngsters into the game as well as allowing us to run sessions across our whole age range

Over 1,000 players have used the Lottery grant equipment with the county coaching team including

    • 700 juniors

    • 350 adult improvers


  • Some of the equipment is also out on loan to clubs across the county enabling them to run

    • School links

    • School taster sessions

    • Cub & Brownie groups

    • Regular open coaching sessions

 40 volunteers have also stepped forward to become new coaches in this period & Shropshire are looking forward to using the equipment for many years to come all thanks to the National Lottery

 The National Lottery has made more than 5,500 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes - over 565,000 individual grants have been awarded across the UK, that’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district