Rather than gather dust, it has been decided to offer a small number of sets to local schools who are keen to set up new chess clubs.
The first school to take up this offer is Woolpit Primary School. Yesterday, Bury Knights Organiser Bob Jones met with Shaun Holland, Woolpit Primary School's Deputy Head, to hand over six sets and boards. The school's chess club will commence after Easter and Bob hopes to pay a visit once it gets properly under way.
Any other schools in the Bury area who would like to take up this offer should contact Bob Jones soon, 'whilst stocks last'!