Optimus Mortgages are pleased to announce that we will be an ongoing sponsorship partner with Swanage Bowling Club.
Our vision at Optimus Mortgages has always been to celebrate and support the local community, and we are excited to be forming a partnership with Swanage Bowling Club.
Although Optimus Mortgages are based in County Durham, our roots are in Dorset. We chose to become a sponsorship partner with Swanage Bowling Club as our Managing Director's parents live in the town and his grand parents used to be active members of Swanage Bowling Club.
Swanage Bowling Club is a lawn bowls club based in Swanage Town Council’s Beach Gardens, just off the seafront. Beach Gardens is also home to the Swanage Tennis Club and a popular 18 hole grass putting course. There is a shared Pavilion and the Club recently raised funds for a large translucent outdoor canopy to protect spectators from both rain and sun, under which they can enjoy the matches in more comfort. With views across the bay to the Isle of Wight, there is no better place to enjoy a game of bowls in good company!
The Club has played lawn bowls in Swanage since 1928 - and it is an important part of the sports and social activities within the town as well as a tourist attraction for visitors in the summer. There are six rinks, two of which are available to non-members to bring their own bowls or hire equipment from the Council booth.
We live and work within a thriving, busy community. We all saw how important access to activities, clubs, and general outdoors life became to people throughout the country, during the pandemic. Yet, getting outside and being active after a week of sitting at a desk has always been absolutely integral to everyone at Optimus Mortgages.
Sport enables us to unwind and recharge at the same time. And we know that that is felt across our community from the vast amount of people we see out and about engaging in the many social groups for their chosen discipline.
However, the pandemic really highlighted the power of being outdoors and exercising to boost everyone’s mental health as well as their general fitness. From walking with a camera, to enjoying a game of Bowls with friends outside, just being out of the same four walls relieves unwanted stress, gets your endorphins going and your positivity rising.
It was heart-warming to find out that Swanage Bowling Club feels exactly the same as we do on these important topics.