Friendship club makes bid for funding

28 June 2013: Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Appeal.'Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures'01482 210267/07976 433960'www.hullnews.co.uk   sean@hullnews.co.uk
28 June 2013: Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Appeal.'Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures'01482 210267/07976 433960'www.hullnews.co.uk sean@hullnews.co.uk

A Wetherby-based community group, The Friendship Club, who have been shortlisted for a funding donation are now calling on the public to vote for them.

The group, which started in 2008 and is run by three volunteers, put the money towards opaaims to provide interest and friendship to people who are alone and can’t go out at night.

The friendship club is now one of 160 organisations who have been shortlisted for the £500 donation as part of Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Campaign.

Sue Grafton, organiser of the friendship group, said: “We want to provide a safe haven for those whe who can’t or do not like to go out at night.

“We welcome everyone and would like to see our membership grow.”

The group would put the monmey towards paying for speakers or entertainers for each monthly meeting and help to encourage more people to join, Sue said.

The group’s story has been outlined on Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website to help raise the profile of the work the organisation does, and the public can vote for the shortlisted community group to receive the £500 funding from Skipton Building Society at http://skiptonbig160.co.uk/apply-for-funding/whos-applying/central/the-friendship-club.

Skipton Building Society launched its Grassroots Giving programme as part of its 160th anniversary celebrations earlier this year.

Under the scheme, the Society asked grassroots clubs, community groups and organisations to tell them how £500 would make a difference to the work they do. Around 1,000 groups applied and these have now been shortlisted.

All shortlisted groups are now relying on their local communities and supporters to vote for them to be one of the 160 winning groups.

Online voting closes on September 30 2013.

You can also follow updates via twitter.com/SkiptonBS_GrG

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