An award-winning Scunthorpe majorette troupe has secured a £1,200 Council cash boost.
Lincs Twirlers – who have been crowded national champions four times – was formed in 2014 to teach children from the age of four upwards in baton twirling, pom, and flag routines.
They perform locally at shows and events and compete against other troupes from all over the country.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council said: “Lincs Twirlers are a well-established group which gives children and young people from across North Lincolnshire the opportunity to have fun, build friendships and learn some very valuable skills.
“It is important we continue to support local community groups to enable them to bring people together, give their members a real sense of belonging and enrich our communities.”
The troupe was set up to provide a hobby for children and teach them new skills, promoting team building and self-confidence, as well as equality, diversity and health and wellbeing to children from across North Lincolnshire.
The cash comes from the community grant pot, which is used to enable groups from every community in North Lincolnshire to grow and flourish. It will be used towards the cost of hiring premises for rehearsals space.
Cllr John Davison, cabinet member for Safer, Stronger Communities – Ashby, Bottesford and Scunthorpe said:
“Across the years the Lincs Twirlers team has raised the profile of North Lincolnshire, competing at a national level and winning multiple awards – it is an outstanding achievement for all involved and brings a sense of pride to the local community.
“Community groups such as Lincs Twirlers are a vital part of our community and for our children and young people within North Lincolnshire. The skills they learn are incredible and bring such fun and creativity to every performance. Securing funding to help pay for the premises will be a huge benefit and secures their future.”
For anyone interested in joining the Lincs Twirlers you can drop them a message via their Facebook Page.