COMMUNITY centre trustees were “over the moon” after scooping a £5,000 jackpot.
Mexborough Community Campus, Youth and Community Centre has been named as a regional winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition 2017.
The not-for-profit community centre works in partnership with the Mexborough Life Church and Centre, and serves as a hub for people of all ages in the town.
It has a youth club, pottery group, rehearsal space and music studio and has links to the neighbouring sports club.
Bob Lamb, trustee of Mexborough Miners’ Welfare, said: “It's brilliant to have won £5,000 — we definitely weren’t expecting so much.
“It really will be useful for what we’re looking to do and change, and everyone in Mexborough will be over the moon.”
Mexborough was one of a handful of regional winners emerging victorious from 2,000 entries after a public vote.
Ryan Brooks, branch manager at Jewson Rotherham, said: “Massive congratulations to Mexborough Community Campus.
“We received a record number of entries this year, so this really is a huge achievement for all of the winning projects.
“We know there are community groups doing great work up and down the country, and they all deserve to be given a much-needed helping hand.
“We’re glad that we’ve been able to give them some of the resources they need to continue improving the lives of people around them.”