£10,000 boost for Park Friends
The Friends of Cambuslang Park has been given a £10,000 boost to continue its activities in the community.
The award is from the Big Lottery Communities and Families Fund and is for a project called Forest School for Early Years, which will benefit over 70 local children.
Forest schools allow children to learn outdoors, through activities such as building dens, safely use fires to cook and how to work together to achieve this.
Last year, the fund awarded a grant to enable the Friends to train and equip six volunteers as forest school leaders, where part of their training was to run sessions in the park.
These proved so popular that the Friends applied again for money to provide sessions for younger children and their families. The sessions will be run by Project 31.
Chairman Edward Cais said:“The Friends are delighted that the Big Lottery see the value of projects like this.”
Local MSP James Kelly has congratulated the Friends of Cambuslang Park on their recent funding success.
Mr Kelly said:“This is great news for the Friends of the Park. I know how well-received the work they do is in Cambuslang is.
“I understand that the Forest School they will run with the project will benefit over 70 under-fives.
“With summer approaching, it is always nice to hear of projects happening in the local area for young people, especially in Cambuslang park.
“Funding successes such as this grant show valuable the work groups like Friends of Cambuslang Park is and I wish them every success for their new programme.”