A BOWLING club is set to benefit following a £500 boost.

Bridport Bowling Club has received a donation of £500 from McCarthy Stone, the retirement community developer behind the Gordon Court development on Flood Lane.

The donation will help fund new bowling green ditch mats, which are a vital piece of grounds equipment needed to provide a professional bowling green experience for players.

Cheryl and Malcolm Mackenzie from the Bridport Bowling Club said: “We are thrilled to receive such a kind donation from McCarthy Stone. With a history stretching back 100 years, we value our place within the Bridport community, and support from local businesses plays an important role in keeping our club running.

“We are so pleased we are able to make these vital improvements to the bowling green with the funding, and we look forward to welcoming back all our members with an enhanced experience. We encourage anyone who is interested in joining us, to get in contact through our website and come along to see if they enjoy a new sport.” 

Gordon Court is expected to be finished next year.