SOCIAL groups are now more snug and warm in their meetings thanks to money from the Examiner.
Slaithwaite Community Centre at Bank Gate scooped £4,000 through our Community Chest campaign last year for new windows to replace its old, worn-out ones.
And their fundraising success was a double one.
For another £7,000 was awarded from the West Yorkshire Local Network Fund for Children and Young People.
This meant that all the windows in the association's youth group and playgroup accommodation could be replaced.
Local people collected voting tokens and the centre came out top.
Treasurer Susan Fell said: "Now all the windows have been replaced our users will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer - those ones open, whereas our old ones didn't.
"Everything looks a lot smarter - though when you have a big building that's 200 years old it's like looking after the Forth Bridge.
"We'd love to replace our electrics and heating next, so the fundraising never stops!"
Slaithwaite firm Elegance and Infinity, owned by Dean and Carole Parkinson, did the work.
Dean said: "We always like to do things locally for our community. We were really pleased to be involved."
The centre has been running since 1985.
It is home to a mother and toddler group, an after-school club, holiday club, youth club, Guides, Scouts and the Slubbing Billys clog dancing group.
But the old wood-framed windows were failing, making the building damp and draughty.
* We'll be following the progress of more of last year's winners throughout May. And at the end of May, we'll be calling on entrants for this year's fantastic competition.