These volunteers are good sports

St Helens Star: HELPING HANDS: The volunteers have helped to transform Newton Sports Club HELPING HANDS: The volunteers have helped to transform Newton Sports Club

THIS group of volunteers has just completed a much-needed makeover of a community sports club that had seen better days.

The team from the Prince’s Trust offered its services to Newton-le-Willows Sports Club to help transform the changing rooms as well as general decorating and gardening jobs.

Club secretary Sharon Foster said: “They approached us which was really appreciated as some areas of our club were in desperate need of refurbishment.

“All we had to do was supply the paint.”

Sharon said that the club was just starting to find its feet after a vandal attack last November which caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage so the help from the Prince’s Trust was a welcome shot in the arm.

“I’m glad they tackled the changing rooms because they looked a bit scruffy,” she said.

The club, in Crow Lane East, caters for about 300 people and covers sports including rugby, cricket and tennis. At the end of the two weeks, the team members — lead by former Saints star Tim Jonkers — all received certificates for their efforts.


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