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TABLE tennis players at Colebridge Young People’s Club have seen the light after receiving £2,000 for crucial repairs to their clubhouse.

The club, based on Colebrook Road, Shirley, coaches around 100 players and has produced a number of champions including former English supremo Desmond Douglas.

The club, based on Colebrook Road, Shirley, coaches around 100 players and has produced a number of champions including former English supremo Desmond Douglas.

But since being established over 50 years ago, the premises had begun to show its age with the outdated wiring leaving members trying to play in the dark.

So club leader Neil Wheatley decided to approach a local retailer for help.

“We are a successful and expanding club run entirely by volunteers, who rely entirely on club fees and donations,” he said. “Our aim is to encourage young people to take part in a sport that will help develop them for later life. While we have money put aside for routine maintenance, we are unable to fund larger projects from our club fees. We, therefore, approached local organisations for support and were delighted when Midlands Co-operative was able to help.”

Joy Welch, from the Midlands Co-op, added: “The volunteers at Colebridge Young People’s Club have been providing an invaluable service to the community for many years.

“Midlands Co-operative Society is delighted to support such a well used and worthwhile project.”

 

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