Crosland Moor’s Silver Stars Majorettes hoping for a slice of the £30,000 Examiner prize
Feb 11 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A CROSLAND Moor majorette troop is just one of the groups vying for money in the Examiner Community Cash Giveaway.
We have £30,000 from the Community Foundation For Calderdale to give to local groups.
The foundation manages a pot of Government money called Grassroots Grants, which must be given out by the end of March.
It can only go to groups in Kirklees and Calderdale.
Silver Stars Majorettes are among the groups who have already applied for a cut of the cash.
They want £550 to buy new pom poms and batons.
The troupe is run by Pat Shepard, of Deighton, and has members aged from four to their 20s.
The group has been running for 10 years and Mrs Shepherd said it plays a vital role in giving young people activities and chance to socialise.
She is keen to get even more children involved and has started holding weekly training sessions in Almondbury, where there has been a lot of interest.
She said: “We cover all of the Huddersfield area but we do need help for equipment. We feel there is a great need for activities like this.”
If there is any money left from the £550 after buying equipment, the group will use it to enter its majorettes into contests.
l To apply for funds, visit www.examiner.co.uk
Entries need to be in by February 27. Groups must be run by volunteers, have been established for 12 months and have an annual income of £20,000 or less.