An­other step taken to save ten­nis courts

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club have taken an­other step to­wards re­turn­ing the courts at Burn­side to their past glo­ries.

Sportscot­land have con­firmed a £50,000 grant award for the #Re­turnToS­plen­dour project.

That means the club has now raised £171,000 of the £230,000 needed.

The club has raised £ 11,000 of its own tar­get of £20,000, which leaves a £50,000 fund­ing gap.

De­spite be­ing re­jected by the SITA land­fill Trust, they have iden­ti­fied three other land­fill trusts they will ap­ply to.

Oaks Con­sul­tancy are also pre­par­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion on the club’s be­half for a £50,000 award from the Trust­house Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

In a news­let­ter to mem­bers, pres­i­dent Gareth El­lor made a ral­ly­ing call to lo­cal busi­ness to get in­volved to help the club reach their own £20,000 tar­get through fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

He said: “Whilst we con­tinue to work hard to bridge the re­main­ing fund­ing gap, we’re call­ing out to all lo­cal busi­nesses to en­cour­age them to play their part in help­ing get this project over the line.

“We’re look­ing for them to fol­low the awe­some lead of proud Burn­side busi­nesses: The Burn­side Phar­macy, ACE Place Nurs­ery, Framed In­dul­gence and Open Road Scot­land and be­come a project #Re­turnToS­plen­dour Sup­porter.

“Any do­na­tions they make are on an en­tirely no risk ba­sis. If we’re not ul­ti­mately suc­cess­ful, we will re­fund all do­na­tions in full.”

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