The Friends of Oban Play­park scoop award

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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