Weatherseal backs local athletics club

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Double glazing company Weatherseal has demonstrated its backing for local communities across Scotland with over £20,000 worth of funding distributed amongst charities and community groups through its nationwide ‘Window of Opportunity Bursary’.

The bursary allows groups to apply for grants to help them with running costs or to buy new materials.

The latest group to benefit is Stornoway Athletics Club who received £500 to help with the cost of taking some of their young athletes to competitions on the mainland.

Pam Macsween from the club said: “We were delighted to find out that we had received a share of the Weatherseal bursary!

“Our club has 194 members with 10 coaches and it costs money every time we take our athletes across to a meeting or send coaches on courses.

“An extra injection of cash will help to send the members to a higher standard of meeting with the ultimate aim of producing an International level competitor.”

Tony Reilly, managing director of Weatherseal commented: “As an organisation, we are committed to giving back into the local communities that have been good to us over the years and have been delighted with the positive response we have received to our bursary across Scotland.”

“In these tough economic times it is becoming harder and harder for the many worthwhile causes across the country to keep their great work going. That is why we feel it is important to give something back and the bursary has allowed us to do this.”

“The islands especially can often be neglected when it comes to opportunities and that is why we are delighted to help support Stornoway Athletics Club.

“The Window of Opportunity Bursary has been a fantastic success since launching in 2011 and we are committed as an organisation to keep that going throughout 2012 and beyond.”

If you would like to be considered for funding from the Weatherseal bursary, e-mail bursary@weatherseal.co.uk stating why your group deserves a share and what you would use the money for. You can also keep up to date with the latest news on the bursary on Facebook www.facebook.com/jackandcharlie

The bursary allows groups to apply for grants to help them with running costs or to buy new materials. The bursary received over 300 applications from across Scotland with some 22 organisations already benefiting from additional funds to help their cause.