Health supremo salutes the town’s play park vol­un­teers

The Oban Times - - News -

CAB­I­NET Sec­re­tary for Health, Well-be­ing and Sport, Shona Ro­bi­son, vis­ited At­lantis leisure cen­tre to meet Lyn­d­say El­liot, one of the key fundrais­ers for Oban’s com­mu­nity play park, as well as of­fi­cials from Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil.

Shona Ro­bi­son was im­pressed with the progress made by the fundrais­ers, not­ing that the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment Legacy 2014 grant from Sports Scot­land had boosted funds by more than £ 85,000.

‘This com­mu­nity ef­fort is on a big­ger scale than I’ve seen be­fore,’ she said.

‘It’s very am­bi­tious and clearly it’s go­ing to have a huge im­pact on the lo­cal com­mu­nity, and will be used well. It’s great that the legacy fund­ing has helped to­wards this, but the real con­grat­u­la­tions must go to ev­ery­one in­volved, and the en­cour­ag­ing co- op­er­a­tion be­tween the com­mu­nity fundrais­ing, the coun­cil and At­lantis leisure.’

The Oban com­mu­nity play park is sched­uled to open in the au­tumn and will be the cul­mi­na­tion of a tremen­dous ef­fort on the part of the ded­i­cated com­mit­tee of fundrais­ers who have worked tire­lessly for sev­eral years to re­alise their dream.

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WELL PLAYED: From left: Lyn­d­say El­liot, Shona Ro­bi­son, coun­cil­lors Roddy McCuish and Elaine

Robert­son, and Ali­son Mcil­roy, tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer for Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil

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