Hall for Bridgwater cyclist killed earlier this year

First published in News

A REFURBISHED community hall in Bridgwater has been dedicated to a much-loved church member who died in a cycling accident earlier this year.

Dean Biddiscombe, 27, was killed following a collision with a lorry in Bath Road in June but had raised over £1,750 in January towards upgrading the toilets at St Francis Community Hall on Saxon Green.

His donation was combined with cash from church members and two grants, totalling £25,500, to revamp the 50-year-old loos and put in a wheelchair accessible toilet.

Church warden Gerald Swayne said: “St Francis Church members raised £7,500, which included a sponsored skydive by Dean.

“These first-rate improvements will serve as a fitting tribute to this much-loved church member.

“Hall users returning from their summer breaks will be delighted.”

The work was carried out by Southway Building Contractors and the project received £15,000 funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund, and a further grant of £3,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

For further information about how to apply for funding, call Viridor Credits on 01823-624656.

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