Charity given grant to improve disability access at Manx sports hall
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Image source, The Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund
The Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall was opened in 2013
By Ashlea Tracey
A £33,000 cash boost will drastically improve the accessibility of sports hall in the west of the island, a Manx charity has said.
The Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund has received a Manx Lottery Trust grant to install a disabled toilet and lift with with wheelchair access at their hall.
Neil Cain from the organisation said: "It is vital that we can cater for individuals of all abilities.
"The charity is incredibly grateful for the support," he added.
The fund was set up in memory of the Manx Grand Prix racer Tommy Clucas who was killed in 2004 when his engine seized at high speed during the final lap of the Junior race.
Mr Clucas also represented the Isle of Man and Peel at football and helped coach his local team.
The all-weather facility was opened at Peel Football Club in 2013 and is used by a range of [...]