Lotto cash for footie Bears

Coach Joe Wood (left) and head coach Max Ward receive a cheque from Boston Big Local chairman Richard Tory.
Coach Joe Wood (left) and head coach Max Ward receive a cheque from Boston Big Local chairman Richard Tory.

Lottery-backed community group Boston Big Local recently awarded £1,000 to The Bears Coaching, a start-up company that works with children aged five to 11 years who are local to the area.

The Bears Coaching teaches children the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through sport, particularly football.

The funding they have received from Boston Big Local is being used to buy new equipment and to promote their sessions around Boston.

Max Ward, Founder of Bears Coaching, said: “The Community Chest award has given us a massive boost in funding and will help us buy new equipment for the children.

“The £1,000 we’ve received will help our Wednesday night session at Peter Paine Performance Centre.

“When we took on extra space in the hall to accommodate the new children coming to the sessions, we realised it looked a little bare.

“The support from Boston Big Local means that we now have plenty of equipment to fill the hall to really improve the footballing education at our sessions.”

To request an application form for the next round of Community Chest funding, contact Jody Raggo on 07903 857263 or via email on bblcommunitychest@gmail.com.