Council gives £5k to rugby clubhouse opening
5:10pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
ROYAL Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club has secured funding for the clubhouse opening celebrations from the Town Council.
Town councillors have awarded £5,000 towards a programme of events that will take place over the weekend of September 6, 7 and 8 to mark the official opening of the new clubhouse and floodlights.
Royal Wootton Bassett Mayor, Coun Linda Frost, said: “We are pleased to support the town’s rugby club, which has been a prominent organisation in our community for the past 42 years.”
The donation is made up of grants from the Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council’s grant aid funding and the Revenue & Resources Project Fund.
It is hoped the event will also attract new players and supporters as well as help to raise funds for BLESMA (Limbless Veterans) and Wooden Spoon, a children’s charity partnered with the rugby community.
The public will enjoy activities on Saturday to include a procession from the town hall to Ballards Ash led by a military band.
At Ballards Ash visitors can enjoy static displays, a hot air balloon, a fly past by the Army Historic Flight, a live band from 5pm and a firework display to round the day off at 10pm.
On Sunday a Youth and Community day will kick off with coaching for mini and junior age groups with high profile premiership rugby players.
To find out more about Grant Aid funding or to make an application, contact the town council on 01793 850222 or email enquiries@royalwootton bassett.gov.uk.To find out more about the celebrations and the RFC, visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/woottonbassett.