Saturday, January 5, 2013
Budleigh Salterton Rifle Club recently underwent a much-needed makeover thanks to a community initiative by an Exeter store.
Club members, who have been selected to represent Devon in a number of up-coming county and national competitions, rolled up their sleeves to repaint the 25 yard indoor shooting range and its concrete floors, which were last redecorated 30 years ago.
The organisation, based in Little Knowle, provides local youth clubs, scout groups and army cadets access to shooting as a sport in a safe environment.
They received the donation as part of Dulux Decorator Centres’ Colouring the Community scheme following an application by club member Mike Newport.
The scheme aims to help local community groups and charities restore their premises and surrounding areas.
Mike said: “We are extremely grateful to Dulux Decorator Centres for the generous paint donation, which has enabled us to give our shooting range a well overdue facelift.
“In recent months we have seen resurgence in interest in shooting as a sport, which has increased demand for us to provide fresh and modern facilities. We hope that the refurbishment will encourage even more local people to participate in the sport.”
Tim Lewis, manager of Dulux Decorator Centres in Exeter, said: “The volunteers have done a wonderful job revamping the facilities and the shooting range now looks better than ever. I am sure that the club’s members, new and old, will approve of the makeover.”
Local charities and community groups wishing to apply for a Colouring the Community award can find their nearest store, and apply online, by visitingwww.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk