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By Fiona Reid
£900 boost for club curlers

WHEELCHAIR curlers in Lockerbie are celebrating a £900 award.

The Lockerbie Wheelchair Curling Club (LWCC) were successful in a bid to the Aviva Community Fund.
And the grant will be spent on hosting a wheelchair curling tournament to encourage people who are newly injured, recently diagnosed or who were previously unaware of the group to get involved.
To drum up votes for its Aviva Community Fund entry, LWCC used their Facebook page – posting a link to vote for their entry and encouraging their followers to like and share it with the wider community.
Ted Bidgood, of LWCC, said: “We’re over the moon that the Lockerbie Wheelchair Curling Club has been awarded funding by the Aviva Community Fund.
“Not only will it give us an opportunity to generate awareness for the sport, but it will also help us to demonstrate the incredible benefits taking part can have on mental and physical health and wellbeing, helping to transform the lives of our participants.”
LWCC is just one of over 450 projects and charities that secured funding from the Aviva Community Fund.
The nationwide initiative, now in its second year, launched in September 2016, called upon passionate residents to submit a project close to their heart to be in with a chance of securing funding of up to £25,000.

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