A NEW majorette troupe is one of four community groups to benefit from £25,265 in Lottery cash.
Slaithwaite-based Pennine High Flyers is using its £3,573 to set up a new majorette troupe, which as formed in December. They will use the money to buy batons, pom-poms and uniforms, and to promote interest in the club.
Michaela Bottomley, group treasurer, said: “This majorette troupe means a great deal to children, as there is little for them in the area and it gives them the opportunity for them to get some good exercise, entertainment and socialisation.”
The Friends of Hepworth School, received £7,942 to develop and maintain green spaces around Hepworth Primary School which included renovation of a pond and creating a butterfly bed. They aim to promote environment awareness and encourage local activities outdoor activities.
Rebecca Battye, Co-chair of The Friends of Hepworth School, said: “We organise an exchange programme with a school in Dewsbury so that their pupils can also benefit from these improvements and we hope the village playground and art groups will use the area too.”
Emley Music Festival also received £4,300 to hold outdoor evening music festivals with schools, brass band, and singers, drummers and a male voice choir.
South Kirklees Day Services Carers, Staff and Services Users Association received £9,450 to create a three-day course developing skills to create their own website.