The Friends of Oban Playpark scoop award
THE Friends of Oban Playpark have received a Nancy Ovens Award for Play – ‘the Oscars of the play world’ – at an event in Edinburgh last week.
Through its annual awards, the Nancy Ovens Trust builds on the work that Nancy Ovens MBE carried out in advocating the importance of children’s play in Scotland.
Friends of Oban Playpark raised more than £334,000 to build two all-inclusive playparks and a magical garden at Atlantis Leisure in the town.
The new under-fives playpark opened at the leisure centre’s 25th birthday party in September, and the following week the Friends were delighted to win the award in the play in the community category at the Murrayfield ceremony.
Left to right are Fiona Sharples, Angus Mackintosh, Kathleen Lafferty and Lyndsay Elliot.