Press Release- Lloyds Bank Community Fund

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Louth Athletic Club needs your vote in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

 

Louth Athletic Club has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Lincolnshire. By encouraging the public to vote, Louth Athletic Club has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Louth Athletic Club has been established in the town of Louth for 30years. The Club has recently obtained a grant to level its London Road ground which is an old landfill site. As a result of the deterioration of the waste put into the site right up to the 1970s the ground has become very undulating and unsuitable for sprint training. The discus  and long jump also need updating on safety grounds and it is for this purpose that we are looking for money. We currently have more than 50 youngsters from the age of eight years who come along to try out field events (such as long jump, discus, shot putt and javelin) and then go on to take part in competitions across the county, some even competing for the county and eastern region.

Sue Murfin the Club Chairperson says: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to Louth Athletic Club by enabling us to purchase a new discus cage and enabling the club to continue to coach youngsters in the art of discus and hammer throwing so as to be able to compete for their club and county – maybe even being an Olympian some day.”

“Please vote for Louth Athletic Club to benefit from the Community Fund.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities. There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received. You can find out more about the Community Fund and Louth Athletic Club and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.

Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open until Friday 10 October.

 

About Louth Athletic Club

The aims of Louth Athletic Club is to provide facilities, equipment and coaches to enable everyone of all abilities within Louth area the opportunity to participate in sport. Details: www.louth-ac.org.uk

 For further information, please contact:

Community Group: Sue Murfin, Chairperson

Phone: 01507 533344

 

About Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank is part of Lloyds Banking Group, the largest financial services investor in UK communities. The Group invested £85m in its communities during 2013 and has a heritage of making a difference within its communities that spans many decades. The Group plays a part in the lives of nearly everyone in the UK, as a supplier of financial services and a major employer. The Group looks after the financial needs of over 30 million retail and business customers and believes that through its branches and businesses, it has the potential to reach every family and community in the UK and through its communities and responsible business programmes it can do more to help Britain prosper. Lloyds Banking Group set up both the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Community Funds to have a positive impact in communities across the UK.

Lloyds Bank: Donna McGrory, Four Communications

Email: communityfund@fourcommunications.com

Phone: 020 3697 4307

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