A North East law firm, has maintained its commitment to grassroots sport by sponsoring a bowls club at the heart of its community.

Savage Silk has sponsored Thornaby Bowls Club, founded in 1931. The club is a cornerstone of the local community and has more than 70 members. Based in Littleboy Park, the club is open to members for practice, coaching and matches seven days a week.

Several of its members play in the North Yorks Bowls League and hosts games in the C&Ts Triples and Doubles competitions and the Teesside Veterans competitions.

The club is run as a not-for-profit organisation and is maintained by a team of members, including its immaculate bowling green, its grounds and buildings, which include a tearoom, a bar and home and away changing rooms.

This sponsorship is part of Savage Silk’s community programme, which includes working with sports teams, including youth football clubs, across the region.

The Northern Echo: Thornaby Bowls Club Secretary Brian Lewis (left) and Emma Huscroft (right), Head of the Private

Vicky John, senior associate at Savage Silk, said: “We’re very proud to support Thornaby Bowls Club. It plays a very important role in the local community, providing a social and fun place for its members to enjoy.

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"The work they do to maintain this pristine club is exceptional and we’re delighted to help members continue to have such a wonderful place to play and socialise.”

Brian Lewis, secretary of Thornaby Bowls Club, added: “Sponsorship of community activities, such as our club, by firms like Savage Silk creates a connection between businesses and local people and is so important.

"The sponsorship helps us to continue to provide a service that helps keep the community healthy in mind and body and enjoy time with the friends in a welcoming, friendly environment.”