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Charity’s Helping Hand For Woolton Groups

VOLUNTARY groups in Woolton will benefit from a charity established to improve recreation and education in the neighbourhood.   The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity is using the interest on the proceeds from the sale of Woolton Village Club in 2000 to make awards to local groups.   This year it is anticipated that about £11,000 will be available from the Charity.   Among the groups to benefit last year were:    Woolton in Bloom – £5000 for the provision of planters, baskets and floral tableaux, Friends of Gateacre – £2390 for planting and watering of floral displays; Woolton Community Resource Centre – £1902 for the provision of books,  Woolton Village Residents Association – £440 for the provision of plants and equipment and £132 for paint for the Swing Park fence

Woolton Village Club was originally given to the Urban District Council of Much Woolton in 1896 by William Dodge James. It was sold for £300,000 and the interest on the proceeds of the sale is used by the Charity. which owned the club, “ 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.”

Applications should be made by 29 February 2016. Application forms can be obtained from Mr. R. Thomaides, Liverpool City Council ,Municipal Buildings, Dale Street L2 2DH ( Tel 0151 233 0470) or email


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