Builder's gift to bowling club in Barnstaple

AN historic Devon bowling club has been given a �500 cash boost towards the refurbishment of its kitchen from neighbour Redrow Homes.  United Services Bowling Club, in Barnstaple, was one of the organisations to benefit from a cash donation after the

AN historic Devon bowling club has been given a �500 cash boost towards the refurbishment of its kitchen from 'neighbour' Redrow Homes.

United Services Bowling Club, in Barnstaple, was one of the organisations to benefit from a cash donation after the award-winning developer asked residents at its Rolle Quay venture to nominate charities or clubs that needed support.

The club, which is just around the corner from Rolle Quay, will use the money to partly fund the refurbishment of its kitchen, which is in addition to other renovations currently being undertaken to update its 90-year-old premises.

To raise additional funds for the work, the club is also hosting a three-day bowling tournament this bank holiday weekend for its 95 members.


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Thanking Redrow for its pledged support, United Services Bowling Club president, Dave Lake, said: "We are incredibly grateful to Redrow Homes and their customer, Veroncia Fortune, who is a member of our club and put us forward for the funding.

"The generous donation will be put to good use renovating the kitchen which is an integral part of the club."

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Established in 1921, United Services Bowling Club sits on land bequeathed for use by troops returning from the First World War. It offers all year round activities including bowling in summer and skittles in the winter months.

This donation is the latest of many that Redrow makes all over the country to local communities in which it builds.

Hannah Newnes, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (South West) says: "We asked residents at Rolle Quay to nominate charities or organisations that would benefit from a little financial support and the bowling club is just one we have chosen to back. More than just a housebuilder, we like to support the communities in which we build and we are delighted to be able to help the United Services Bowling Cub with their restorations."

Redrow is also heading towards a 'full house'at Rolle Quay. The apartments alongside the River Yeo have proved incredibly popular, so much so that there are now only four properties remaining. Within walking distance of the town centre, the final two-bedroom apartments are priced from �185,000.

For more information about the homes currently available at Rolle Quay call 0845 676 0327 or visit http://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/view/146

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