The Friends of Sandall Park have been awarded £10,000 to install an outdoor gym in the park as part of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
We need to sort out the paperwork and then things will start moving in the coming weeks.
Our thanks to everyone who voted for our project.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
Volunteers don’t do it for the glory – but it’s still nice when their work is recognised.
Yesterday FoSP members attended the inaugural Love Parks awards at Nottingham held at a venue and in a style fitting of the hard work put in all over the country by volunteers in our parks and green spaces.
The Nottingham Council Hall was the venue and the day started with a conference and was topped off with an incredible awards evening funded and organised by Love Parks. Well done to the organisers. Incredible!
What was nice was being with other like minded volunteers and we were humbled by the quality and amount of volunteers work carried out by parks far and wide.
For the record the Friends of Sandall Park were short listed for three awards:
Love Your Park Award – Runners Up
Group of the Year – Outstanding Achievement Award – Runners Up
Volunteer of the Year – Commended (Wendy Barclay)
Our Congratulations go to all the groups who were nominated for awards – especially those who were succesful. Well deserved indeed.