Play area needs votes to fund ma­jor ren­o­va­tions

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

PAR­ENTS try­ing to re­vamp a play area are ap­peal­ing for sup­port in a fundrais­ing event.

A group of mums and dads in Poyn­ton want to raised £17,000 to de­velop the ex­ist­ing recre­ational area on Glas­ton­bury Drive for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of young peo­ple.

Now they have been given a big chance to walk away with either £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 in Tesco’s Bags of Help cam­paign

The Glas­ton­bury Drive scheme has been promised a grant and now needs your sup­port to de­cide which one.

Shop­pers at the su­per­mar­ket’s stores at Five­ways, Port­wood, Cheadle or Cheadle Hulme can vote for one of three com­pet­ing schemes un­til Novem­ber 13.

The cash will pay for two pic­nic ar­eas at the south of the site, close to the en­trance, plus a walk­ing trail and a range of play equip­ment in­clud­ing a climb­ing unit.

There will also be two swing sets, benches and a new pair of goal­posts.

Kate Wil­lett, a mum of two and one of the fundrais­ers, said: “When I found out we had been se­lected for the grant I was so happy I could have cried.

“We have been work­ing so hard to make this project come to life hold­ing events and se­cur­ing fund­ing and do­na­tions of time from con­trac­tors and res­i­dents. We want to say thank you for your awe­some sup­port so far. But we still need your help. Un­til Novem­ber 13 you will be able to vote for our project. So please, please help us breathe life into our Glas­ton­bury Play Area project.”

Karen Bolton, mum of two and also a mem­ber of Glas­ton­bury Drive Play Area Res­i­dent As­so­ci­a­tion (GDPARA) added: “The ex­tra £4,000 up for grabs will re­ally make a huge dif­fer­ence to our playground and will ben­e­fit hun­dreds of fam­i­lies in Poyn­ton. We have put the play area back on the map, but we want to fin­ish what we have started and with your help we will be able to do it.”

To sup­port or get in­volved, email contact., or do­nate via crowd­fund­ing. just­giv­

Kate Wil­lett is among those who have been work­ing hard to start the project

Par­ent and cam­paigner Karen Bolton is call­ing on peo­ple to ‘put play area back on the map’

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