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Lawley Running Club gets a Community Chest cash injection
The Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) has donated £250 to a local running club who applied for funding through the group's Community Chest Fund.
The Lawley Running Club used the money for two of its members to become fully trained first aiders, before taking part in a 5k charity run on 6th September 2014 to raise money for the mental health charity, Combat Stress.
The money was awarded as part of the Community Chest scheme being run by the LVDG, which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey.
Andy Crozier, Chairperson of the Lawley Running Club, says: "We have 130 members running three nights per week. Some run to improve their fitness, while others just like to socialise with their neighbours.
"We used the money to put two of our members forward to become trained first aiders before our charity run in September.
"Unfortunately one of our members fell and broke her arm whilst running recently, so having some first aiders on board will be a big plus going forward."
Guy Scott, Project Director for LVDG, says: "The Community Chest allows worthy causes within Lawley Village, such as the running club, to apply for extra funds to continue their good work and inspire more local people to get involved."
All types of community groups, charitable organisations, teams, clubs, schools and colleges can apply for funding through the Community Chest. A maximum of £500 can be applied for at one time and priority will be given to those projects directly benefiting the people of Lawley Village.
For more information, visit www.lawleyvillage.com/community-chest.