Deputy Mayor Councillor David Fleming visited Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club this week to present them with a cheque for £400 from the Town Council’s Community Fund.
Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Community Fund budgets an amount each year which is to be used to support organisations working for the benefit of the people of Bishop Auckland. Applications are considered at the Finance Committee meetings held in June and December.
“The grant from the Town Council allowed us to run a primary school festival which saw over 120 young children from 8 local primary schools try table tennis” said Matt Porter Club Chairman.
“The festival used lots of fun games and activity’s helping the kids to learn the skills to play table tennis”
A free community open day was also held giving local people the opportunity to try table tennis in the recently opened Table Tennis Centre at Bishop Barrington School