Low Moor Reading room and Club

Clitheroe

Your story

Serving the community of Low Moor and surrounding area, as a meeting place for social and organised activities for all age groups and run by volunteers.

Group introduction

Low Moor Club is a non-profit making organisation, which exists to provide the community with a venue for a range of activities from which all can benefit. Each week the club hosts Weight Watchers meetings, ladies keep-fit and Clitheroe Town band practice nights. Regular meetings of the Poultry Club, Clitheroe Wolves Junior Football and Clitheroe Raiders Junior Cricket also take place, along with a variety of social events hosted by these organisations.

Group guitar tuition is available and has led to acoustic evenings providing a platform for local musician/singers. Every month a 5 mile supervised walk is organised by club members, which encourages families and friends, including the very young and elderly to participate, exploring the local countryside. A monthly luncheon club for the elderly is a relatively new but successful venture. Another monthly event is an opportunity for autistic youngsters to meet and socialize with supervised board games and activities. In addition to which, the club competes in local darts, pool and snooker leagues.

Being a licensed premises, CAMRA has hosted a real ale promotion at the club featuring local breweries. Many family friendly events are held throughout the year including charity events and the year culminates in a children's party, when each child receives a gift from Father Christmas himself!

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

At present the club has antiquated strip lighting, which is very harsh and lacks ambience. Natural light from windows is not sufficient but the harsh interior light cannot be dimmed effectively during daylight use. Evening functions require more subtle lighting options.

The club would like to invest in uplighters, which afford different intensity of light to specific areas in the club. The bright strip lighting would remain to illuminate the bar area. As the club is used more frequently during the day, effective and appropriate lighting would add to everyone's enjoyment especially during the dark days of winter (and sometimes summer too), providing light that is adequate and restful on the eyes.

""Low Moor Reading Room and Club would be delighted to be awarded £500 from Skipton Building Society Grassroots funding in order to improve the club lighting, a very visible and welcome addition in the club's quest to provide a first class social amenity" - Mick Richardson Club Secretary"

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