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By Christie Breen
Christmas cash gift for club

A WIGTOWNSHIRE cycling club has been awarded £2500 of funding from a supermarket sports scheme.

Galloway Hillbillies Bike Club are amongst dozens of benefeactors of Aldi’s ‘Scottish Sports Fund’. The scheme aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in physical activity within their communities. It also provides a funding pot for sports clubs to apply for financial support ranging from £500 to £2500 to help with purchasing new equipment or team kits.

The Kirroughtree-based club received the top award of £2500 in recognition of its inclusive approach to cycling. The club is ran by volunteers and has a vision to introduce and support as many people as possible, of all ages and abilities, onto bikes.

Volunteer Lucy Grant is delighted that the group have received the funding boost, she said: “We are so pleased to have been awarded the highest funding of £2500 from Aldi’s Scottish Sports Fund. This funding has made a real difference to the work we do in our local community to continue supporting as many people as we can to get into biking.”

Aldi Scotland’s Richard Holloway added: “We remain committed to supporting sports clubs across Scotland to help continue the fantastic work they do in their local communities. Every year, we are blown away by the volume of applications we receive, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming even more in 2024.”


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