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Fishing club nets £250 sporting grant

Hadleigh and District Angling Society has landed a £250 grant to help in the upkeep of the fisheries it owns and leases in Suffolk.

From Press releases - 2 June 2015 12:00 AM

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Hadleigh and District Angling Society has landed a £250 grant to help in the upkeep of the fisheries it owns and leases in Suffolk.

The club received the money through UK Power Networks’ Team Sport Award programme after being nominated by employee John McAndrew, who is also a member of the angling club’s committee.

John, a project manager at the firm’s Colchester offices, said: “The club maintains a number of angling venues for its members with the work being carried out on a voluntary basis and although the society owns several items of equipment, we need a petrol driven hedge trimmer.

“This grant will go towards the purchase of the trimmer, and it will save a lot of man hours which can be better used on other tasks, such as maintenance of the banks and fishing pegs which is very time consuming.”

The Team Sport Award scheme encourages staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £10,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to staff at UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations.