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Date: 20 Jul 2016
The refurbishment team - back left to right: Dave Galluzzo, Gemma and Gary Dawson, Duncan Austin and Phil Hodges. Front seated: Jan Dawson and Ray Grocott
Club volunteers have taken the opportunity to use the time presented by the Covid-19 lockdown to carry out a series of major improvements at the village’s community and sporting centre.
Under the guidance of the club’s hosts, Gary and Jan Dawson, the bar and function rooms have been redesigned and redecorated, and their bars totally refurbished. The club’s two outdoor terraces have also been updated and painted, and new tables and chairs added.
Working closely with Gary and Jan were their daughter Jemma, Phil Hodges, Duncan Austin, and Dave Galluzzo who applied their practical skills to get the club ready for its official reopening when lockdown restrictions were lifted.
“We started out with a plan to just clean the carpets throughout the club, but thanks to the enthusiasm and skills of our volunteer workforce here at the club, this soon snowballed into a full refurbishment project,” said Gary.
“Jan and I are constantly overwhelmed by the support we receive from our committee and club members. They never cease to amaze us. The team literally set to and we used every minute of the lockdown period to make improvements. Everything was refurbished at low cost, even down to Jan refurbishing the bar chairs for a few pounds per chair.”