A £1,000 grant has helped a bowling club for older members of the community to purchase important equipment.
Alnwick Age Concern Indoor Bowling Club has received the vital cash to buy a three-mat handling unit.
The kit allows members to put out their mats more easily.
Alnwick Town Council gave the club £250, while £750 came from Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest.
Community sports officer Paul Kiddell helped the bowlers source the money for the carpet-mat roller.
He said: “The equipment helps the bowlers handle the mats more easily.
“The average age at the club is 75 and it can be a bit of a chore lifting and carrying the mats.
“Through the county council’s Community Chest and Alnwick Town Council, we have helped them raise £1,000.
“It is a very good community club that keeps older members of the community active and enables them to socialise by playing sport, and in a competitive environment.”
The club meets every Monday afternoon in the Lindisfarne Annex. It has 30 members and a waiting list.