BOWLS fans in Burnham got a big boost thanks to a £300 cheque from Somerset County Council.

Burnham County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton presented the cheque to Clive Pearce, chairmain of the Burnham Short Mat Bowls Club.

This money is allocated from Somerset County Council’s ‘Health & Well Being’ Fund to help local groups with funding.

This money will be used to purchase bowling arms to enable current or new members with disability to continue to play or take up the sport.

New members are always welcome – if you are interested in joining, contact John on 01278 783640.