A YOUTH group has hit the jackpot by landing thousands of pounds in council funding from the Adur Pot of Gold awards.
It was a case of third time lucky for Electric Storm Youth, which scooped £6,000 this year after two unsuccessful bids in the past.
The money will go towards the purchase of mobile parkour equipment.
Parkour is a sport which involves moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.
Electric Storm Youth chairman Marion Peskett said everyone involved with the group was ‘absolutely thrilled to bits’ with the news.
“We are utterly delighted because this is the third time we have done a presentation for the Pot of Gold,” said Marion.
“The first time it was an absolute no-no, and we were very upset. The second time we were one vote off and they felt sorry for us and gave us some of the left-over money.
“We are just pleased people are actually taking us seriously.
“We mean what we say, we want this to take off and be successful.
“We want Lancing to be a great place to live, especially for young people but for everybody in the community.
“We are delighted the audience voted for us and we got this money.
“It’s a great confidence boost for us and our young people”
Community organisations in Lancing and Sompting were awarded more than £20,000 between to help them fund their activities and buy equipment they need.
In the under-£1,000 category, the Adur Sea of Lights scooped the maximum amount as it was awarded the full £1,000 to help put on lantern-making workshops.
In the £1,001 to £10,000 category, Sompting Community Church was granted the full £10,000 to help fund various pieces of equipment needed by community groups that use its hall, and the Lancing Tabernacle Christian Centre was awarded £3,500 towards new chairs.