Entering the charity Dragons’ Den of Bulwell!

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BULWELL groups dared to enter the Dragons’ Den — and came out unscathed with grants to fire new life into community projects.

A total of 12 organisations took part in a showcase evening to bid for cash along the format of the hit BBC TV show, ‘Dragons’ Den’.

The town’s Labour members of Nottingham City Council — three who represent Bulwell Forest ward and three who represent Bulwell ward — were in control.

Each group gave a presentation of their ideas, which ranged from a party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to support for a local baseball team.

Councillors, who acted as the ‘Dragons’, and the audience, then voted on who they would like to receive the cash.

Three winners from each ward then received a grant of £500 each from a funding pot designed to benefit the local community.

The innovative event was held at the new Bulwell Riverside centre on Coventry Road.

OUR PHOTO shows Melanie Brown pitching her case on behalf of a parents and toddlers group at Bulwell’s United Reformed Church