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Martham receives £10,000 funding

PUBLISHED: 09:56 01 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:53 30 June 2010

A Broadland village has scooped £10,000 to share between 10 groups, including Brownies, an Old Folks club and a children's centre.

Martham has been awarded the funding, from Great Yarmouth Borough Council, for community-based activities during the summer.

A Broadland village has scooped £10,000 to share between 10 groups, including Brownies, an Old Folks club and a children's centre.

Martham has been awarded the funding, from Great Yarmouth Borough Council, for community-based activities during the summer.

On Saturday, the 10 groups were presented with cheques by council leader Barry Coleman at Flegg High School.

The Trinity Sure Start Children's Centre was given £2,000 to provide early years theatre experiences.

Julie Church, a teacher at Martham Primary School and co-ordinator of the centre, said the money would help develop more family activities.

“When you look at all the research, theatre and drama really improve children's learning and communication and language,” said Mrs Church. “Also, what we want to do is not just for children, it's for them and their families.

“There are so many ideas that we know we want to develop and as ever funding is a barrier to that, so this is a real extra which means we can really make something happen. It's about bringing families together.”

Money was also given to the Martham Scarecrow Festival; Flegg Centre and Extended Schools; Martham 1st Brownies; Martham Old Folks Club; Martham Bowls Club; Martham Scouts; St Mary's Church and the Martham Local History group.

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