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Pensioner Raises Thousands For Cause

Wednesday July 3 2013

Pensioner pulls in thousands for club Pensioner pulls in thousands for club

NOT many volunteers manage to pull in £24,000 for their chosen cause, but Roy Marsden has done just that.

Roy, 74, of Ardsley, is a member of the Ardsley Welfare Bowling Club and has spent many hours completing funding applications to help build the club's future.

In all, he has put in 11 successful applications over the last four years - netting about £24,000.

The money is being used in various ways such as buying trees and gardening equipment like strimmers and a lawnmower, and towards creating a pavilion.

Funding has come from bodies such as the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Local councillor and market trader Wayne Johnson went to the club to see the improvements and was bowled over.

"Roy has spent hours bringing the club up to an impeccable standard," Wayne said. "The funding he has secured, along with other members of the Friends of Ardsley Park, have helped make the club a wonderful resource for the people of Ardsley."

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