Tables are a top gift for club

Donington Youth Club Presentation from Smile Fund for new tables.
Donington Youth Club Presentation from Smile Fund for new tables.

A village youth club is looking forward to a crafty summer thanks to the Smile Fund.

Donington Youth Club applied to the Spalding and District Round Table for £200 to buy two tables which members could then use for a variety of arts and crafts activities.

And the Round Table was more than happy to oblige.

The youth club now has the two tables in place in time for some summer fun and members of the Round Table went along to a recent youth club session to see for themselves how their money had been spent.

They were told that the tables would make a huge difference to the youngsters who attend the popular club.

Donington Youth Club is one of the latest beneficiaries of the Smile Fund, which has seen a number of groups and individuals receive cash for a variety of projects.

The Round Table has a pot of £10,000 which it hopes to use to support people in the community.

And it has teamed up with the Spalding Guardian to allow readers to submit their application.

And the great news is that there are really very few limits to who can apply to the Smile fund.

Applicants can be individuals (for themselves or on behalf of someone else), a group of people, a club, an organisation or maybe a school.

Projects can include anything from new sports team kit to a day out.

A panel, including Round Table members and a representative of the Spalding Guardian, will decide which applications will be backed with a donation of up to £500.

To apply, send a letter including your name, address, beneficiary of the cash, amount requested and the reason for the request to Spalding Guardian Smile Fund, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.