Dig deep to help park build on its suc­cess

Park seeks do­na­tions

Rutherglen Reformer - - Dance 2016 - Jonathan Ged­des

A pop­u­lar park is ap­peal­ing for fund­ing to con­tinue hold­ing events.

Castlemilk Park has held over 800 events over the past sev­eral years, from pump­kin fes­ti­vals at Hal­loween to wood­land walks and photo walk­ing groups.

Their most re­cent event was a suc­cess­ful dog­gie day.

Now park bosses are hop­ing to use the My Park web­site to en­cour­age res­i­dents to do­nate cash that will be used in the up­keep of the park and to keep run­ning dif­fer­ent events.

A park spokesper­son said: “We want to build on the suc­cess of the past five years.

“Our events will help with peo­ples phys­i­cal and men­tal health, the events will also help with habi­tat im­prove­ment of the Castlemilk Park woods through vol­un­teer ses­sions as well as help­ing to share and ed­u­cate peo­ple via guided walks and our his­tory walks.

“Over the past five years we have proven that there is a need to help peo­ple en­gage with their lo­cal wood­land/ greenspace, to be­come in­volved in the man­age­ment and to in­crease peo­ple aware­ness of what is on their own doorstep.

“Com­ments on our Face­book page have high­lighted how much the events mean to lo­cal res­i­dents who may strug­gle to at­tend events like this else­where.

“Peo­ple now have a real sense of own­er­ship and pride in the wood­lands and the events and ac­tiv­i­ties that take place.

“They are keen to see them con­tinue as it helps to change peo­ple per­cep­tions on the place and pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties that peo­ple maybe would not have oth­er­wise.

“So please sup­port us to de­liver events and ac­tiv­i­ties for the lo­cal and wider com­mu­nity.”

Do­na­tion amounts can be made through the web­site or by tex­ting TEXT FOCP49 and in­clud­ing the amount that you wish to do­nate to 70070.

Do­na­tion amounts can be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at http:// www. my­park. scot/ projects/ castlemilk-park-events

Events Castlemilk Park is look­ing for do­na­tions to keep hold­ing days like this Easter egg hunt

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