Cash aid for Morecambe good causes

Boxers and coaches at the Red Rose Community Centre in Morecambe.

Boxers and coaches at the Red Rose Community Centre in Morecambe.

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A church oven used to cook food for homeless and starving people is on a list of good causes to benefit from Morecambe Town Council grants.

The town council has awarded cash to St Barnabas Church in the West End to replace the parish centre’s oven, which is also used in cookery classes for local residents.

Torrisholme Methodist Church will also receive a grant for a new dishwasher and cooker.

The cooker will be used to provide cooked meals for elderly people in Torrisholme and also as part of the Messy Church project for children.

Other grants included £495 for the Red Rose Community Centre on West End Road, run by boxing coach Frank Harrington, for a new disabled toilet.

The Morecambe Heritage group, which runs the temporary heritage centre near the Winter Gardens, was given money to buy display cabinets.

Morecambe Town Council awards grants to local organisations based on a points scoring system.

Several groups missed out on grants because they did not meet the minimum score of 10 as set by the council.

They are the Bay Summer Festival of Dance, the Exchange Creative community interest company, Morecambe Brass Band, the Venus and Cupid Arts Trust, Morecambe Ladies Super League Darts team and the East Gate project which supports food related charities.

Awards were finalised at a Morecambe Town Council meeting on September 14.

The full list of grants was:

St Barnabas Church £500; Homestart Morecambe and Lancaster £500; Red Rose Community Centre £495; Westgate Scout Group £500; Morecambe Heritage £500; Morecambe Homeless Action £500; West End and Heysham Allotment Association £500; Torrisholme Methodist Church £500; More Together Magazine £500: CEEP (Connect,Engage. Empower, Participate-Stanley’s Youth and Community Centre) £500.