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Bright future for Rougham Table Tennis Club

Rougham Table Tennis club members can step out of the shadows following a donation from UK Power Networks for new lighting.

From Press releases - 7 February 2018 12:00 AM

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The company, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East, has given the club a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money following an application from employee Paul Hurst, who is a committee club member and has been involved with the Rougham club for around 15 years.

It will be used to help fund new lighting for the hall the club uses which will help players’ performances during matches.

Paul, who works as a surveyor in the Bury St Edmunds office and lives in Thurston, said: “I first got involved with the club when my son Sam was about 12 and played in the junior section.

“Myself and few of the other parents were just sitting watching so we decided to start playing the game ourselves. Some 15 years on I’m still going and my son has long since moved on to other interests!

“The hall we play in can get a bit dark at times so we have been saving for new lights and this money should enable us to reach our funding target.

“I have been with UK Power Networks for 36 years and this is actually the second time I have secured a donation for the club, previously we got money for new equipment, so it’s fantastic to have got this backing again.”

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage 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 £15,750 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.

Rougham Table Tennis club has more than two dozen members and enters nine teams in four local leagues across different age ranges.