We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in obtaining funding from The Big Lottery Awards for All to help with our costs this season. Included in the funding is money to help with The Lindsays Trophy (for short curlers), The No-Sweeping Competition, some ice costs for development sessions, coaches costs, a club laptop and external hard drive, club clothing.
Hopefully the Club will benefit from this funding and within the next few months we hope to have new club clothing for all members.
The Committee would like to thank Awards For All for this invaluable help.
The Lindsays Trophy
Sunday 3rd December saw us holding our annual Short Curling Competition supported by Lindsays Solicitors. On the day we had 11 Club members including long curlers and ice helpers taking part joined by three staff members from Lindsays to offer support on the ice. It was a closely fought competition with only two points separating all four teams in the end. The winning team was the only pairs team in the competition, Team Reid (Skip Evelyn Reid, 3rd Anne Gordon). Well done to them and to everyone for taking part in what was again a good fun filled competition.
We adjourned to The Bar where we enjoyed soup, sandwiches and cakes before the presentation of prizes by Collette Gibson of Lindsays Solicitors and club President Alison Cloudsley.
Angie Collects her MBE
One of our founding Club members Angie Malone was named in the Queens Honours List in 2017 for services to Wheelchair Curling both as a player and for her work in promoting the sport particularly in schools and we were delighted that she was invited to Buckingham Palace in November to receive this tremendous honour by HRH Prince William. Angie has represented her country in three Paralympics and in many World and European Championships and has been playing at the highest level of the sport for many years.
This was a well deserved award and the Club would like to offer our congratulations to Angie for achieving this and for her continued support to us as her Mother Club.