Woolton Groups see charity boost

Woolton voluntary groups will receive benefits from a charity established in order to improve education and recreation in the area.

The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity will be using the interest on the proceeds from the sale of Woolton Village Club in 200 in order to make financial awards to local groups.

The interest this year means that it is expected that £15,000 will be made available.

Last year’s beneficiaries included:

  • Women’s Institute – £300 for a hands free microphone system
  • Woolton in Bloom – £5000 for the provision of plants and watering
  • Woolton Community Resource Centre – £2400 for the purchase of publicity materials
  • Woolton Village Residents Association – £640 for the provision of plants and equipment
  • Menlove Allotments Society – £450 for the provision of a Portaloo

Woolton Village Club was originall give to the Urban District Council of Much Woolton by William Dodge James in 1896. It was sold for £300,000, with the interest on the proceeds from this sale allowing the Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity to make awards “for educational and recreational purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Woolton and the neighbourhood with the object of improving the condition of life of such persons.”

Those seeking support should make an application by 28 February 2015. Forms are obtainable from:

Mr. R. Thomaides,

Liverpool City Council,

Room 220, Municipal Buildings,

Dale Street

L2 2DH

( Tel 0151 225 2405)

Alternatively, applicants can email robin.thomaides@liverpool.gov.uk


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Words: Peter Cribley

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