As Covid-19 spread, Benllech and District Recreational Association on Ynys Mon feared the worst. Financial forecasts looked bleak and concerns deepened that it may need to force its close its doors permanently.
Known locally as Benllech Bowling Club, it also has tennis courts. The pretty club enjoys sea views and attracts holidaymakers during the peak season. The tourism income, which looks set to drop this year, helps the club to survive all-year round.
Yet a grant from Sport Wales’ Emergency Relief Fund, supported by Welsh Government, has helped the club stay afloat. And last week, the club was given the news it had been waiting for. It could open its doors once more – albeit with strict restrictions in place.