A Blackburn bowling club has been presented with a cheque for more than £1,000 to help get more disabled people into the sport.

Feniscowles Bowling Club was presented with the grant by Livesey Parish Council, which will go towards the purchase of a new wheelchair.

The equipment will allow people with mobility issues to take to the bowling green and be involved in the sport, boosting participation and having a positive impact on people's wellbeing, by allowing them to socialise, compete and stay active.

The cheque, for £1,082, was presented to club chair Bob McMurray by Livesey Parish Council clerk Rory Needham, during a ceremony before the club's quiz night on Tuesday, November 7.

Mr McMurray said: I want to express my thanks on behalf of the club to Rory and Livesey Parish Council for their generosity in supporting the club's aims of providing access to bowling for all.

"The club has a history of providing disabled people with the opportunity of playing crown green bowls.

"The new wheelchair will give them additional access to the green and it is hoped that it will encourage more disabled people to become involved with the game."

Social bowling sessions will be restarting at Fensicowles Bowling Club, in Livesey Branch Road, in the Spring, and anyone who is interested in trying crown green bowls is warmly invited to visit the club to try the sport.

Sessions will run on Tuesday mornings, between 10am and 12pm.

Further details of when the sessions will begin will be posted on the club's Facebook page nearer the time.

Livesey Parish Council also presented a donation to the Rooftop Bees Community Club on Monday, November 6, with the grant going towards a new viewing platform and facilities for schoolchildren to view the hives.

A cheque of £1,567.52 was presented to the group by Livesey Parish council chair Julian Arnold.