Mayor’s green light for sport

Bridgnorth’s mayor has vowed to help local clubs in a bid to encourage more young people to take an active interest in sport. Cllr Ron Whittle’s Sports Fund will be open to bids from any Bridgnorth junior sports clubs as well as senior clubs with a significant junior section.

Mayor Whittle explains, “Bids will need to be in by end of February, when my wife Carol and I will draw up a shortlist of six. The Town Council will then be invited to judge the top three, who will receive a proportion of the fund – 20% to the third place, 30% to the second place and 50% to the winner.”

There aren’t any hard and fast rules to apply for the bid, which can be done by emailing Ron at
ronawhittle@icloud.com: “It’s up to each club to tell us what they’re doing for young people, how many they help, what projects they have, in fact anything that they feel informs us of their aims, wishes, successes and so on. It might be through a letter, a book, or a computer file.”

Last year, Ron and his team raised over £11,000 for his charities, Bridgnorth Hospital League of Friends, and the Guides and Scouts and, while he is not expecting to replicate that success, he’s hoping to raise around £6,000: “We’ve already raised about £700, have a pledge for a further £2,000 and still have our main fundraisers to go. The next main event is the Mayor’s Charity Ball at the Punch Bowl Inn on Saturday 16 March; tickets from the Council offices in St Leonard’s Close.”

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