THE FUTURE of bowling in Cayton has been secured thanks to the arrival of a new electronic trolley.
The £3,500 machine not only stores Cayton Bowling Club’s mat, but also lays it and rolls it up electronically.
Club chairman Howard Burdock said: “For the last 16 years we have had to manually roll out and put away the bowls mat.
“It is quite heavy, and with the average of our club being 72-year-old we were started to struggle getting set up for matches and practice.
“We were getting worried that those who put the extra effort in to get the mat out will soon be too old to manage.
“The new trolley is absolutely fantastic, we are delighted with it.
“It will enable the club to continue, and hopefully will encourage a few more club members to help out setting the hall up.”
The trolley was purchased thanks to a £250 donation from Cayton Parish Council as well as £3,800 grant from Voice Your Choice after being chosen as a successful applicant for community money.
The remaining money came from the Bowls Club’s own funds.