Horsforth Sports Club given 'vital' lifeline donation to facilitate outdoor seating restrictions
Horsforth Sports Club's outdoor facilities have been given a makeover to allow the club to operate under current coronavirus restrictions.
The club was given the welcome boost from the managing director of Bayswater Bathrooms and BC Designs before it reopened in April.
Darren Allison gave the 'sizeable' donation so that the club could buy new sets of outdoor furniture to adhere to the outdoor-only coronavirus restrictions currently in place.
He lives locally to the club and his family have benefited from the club's facilities and so wanted to offer support in its reopening.
A spokesperson from Horsforth Sports Club said that the new furniture is 'vital to the club's survival' and that it can now make use of its outside space by serving food and drinks to members along with offering seating for parents during children's matches.
Sam Rainey, commercial director at the club said: “We are hugely thankful to Darren and his team for the donation.
"After nearly a year of lockdowns, our outdoor furniture was in a poor condition and we would not have been able to use it once we were able to reopen.
“With the new rules around social gatherings being outside in the first instance, the new furniture is vital to the club’s survival as it allows us to serve food and drinks again and bring in much needed funds into the club.”
Mr Allison added: “I have been fortunate in that my own children have been active members of the club, rising through the junior teams through to playing as adults. This club is at the heart of its community and I am pleased that we have been able to support it.
“Times are hard and knowing that the club is able to bring in revenue now that they have seating outside should hopefully help it survive for many, many more years to come.”