East Cheshire Harriers and Tameside Athletics Club
East Cheshire Harriers and Tameside Athletics Club was founded in 1922 by an amalgamation of Dukinfield Harriers and Tintwistle Harriers.
East Cheshire Harriers & Tameside AC have qualified and dedicated coaches, both male and female, who are are responsible for athletes ranging from 8 year old juniors to senior athletes.
East Cheshire is a club with a long and distinguished history but it is also a club looking to the future. We have improved and extended the facilities offered to our members further so that more people than ever can enjoy taking part in athletics at club level.
Reason for Funding Request
The club lease the Athletics stadium from the local council. The floodlighting system installed is aged and no longer provides sufficient lighting. The cost of repair to the system is quoted at over £80k, the council has pledge £20K towards the fee leaving ECH with over £60k to raise. Without these floodlights working, the club would have to close the stadium during the winter months as the dark nights make it a safety risk to operate within the stadium itself. This stadium is used by people of all ages and abilities which includes a growing number of kids and aspiring athletes, also the couch to 5K group allowing people to get into running and to participate in sport and socialise on a weekly bases.
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