Tesco Voting Now Open

Voting is now open for the Tesco 5p carrier bag fund, where we are one of three charities to benefit.

Bags of helpThere is a catch though – you only get a token when you get to the till. But, as every customer gets one regardless, it could go any way.

We’re guaranteed £8,000 anyway to install more outdoor fitness equipment in the park – if we win the vote we’ll get £12k so it’s big stuff for us, oh and you! It applies to all Tesco’s shops round Doncaster.

Let the shopping commence – you have until next Sunday!




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Quad Bike Damage…….

The following report appears in the Doncaster Free Press on-line following persistent damage to grass in the park by a quad bike rider.

Quad - giving fingerA masked quad bike rider who caused “huge” damage after rampaging through a Doncaster beauty spot is being hunted.
Mobile phone footage of the biker giving a one-finger salute and shouting abuse before tearing up football pitches at Sandall Park has emerged.

And now the volunteer group which helps care for the park has issued a plea in tracking down the yob in a bid to prevent a repeat.

Don Crabtree of Friends of Sandall Park said: “These quad bike problems go in phases.

“This latest one has caused a huge amount of damage to the park. He needs to be stopped before he injures someone.

“It is just a matter of time before someone, a child or a pet is knocked over and injured.”

The footage was captured on the morning of February 5 by a visitor to the park and copies of the film have now been sent to Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police as well as the Free Press.

The royal blue quad bike was initially spotted coming across the football field from Clay Lane and drove past at speed before heading towards the old golf course.

The visitor, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: The quad started doing doughnuts on the grassed area before entering the old golf course.

“I could see through the gap in the hedge that the vehicle was doing doughnuts around the old golf course and ripping up the grass.”

Shortly afterwards, the bike, which has the words Quadzilla Power on the side of it, came back through the park along the footpath at speed, again tearing up football fields before exiting the park towards Clay Lane.

Added Mr Crabtree: “The aim of the Friends of Sandall Park is to make the park safe for everyone.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers, the police or ourselves in confidence.

A video of the whole incident can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.



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Clean for the Queen

Reminder for the big – nay HUGE…… ‘Clean for the Queen’.

Wendy QueenA big tidy up of the park – Friday 4th March at 10am in the main car park.

Our very own litter Queen Wendy will be there!






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February 100 Winners Are……..

The winners of our 100 Club for February are …. drum roll ….. Mick Wainwright, Kerri Gethin-Smith and Margaret Frost.

100 ClubThank you very much for your support everyone, and if you didn’t win this time, better luck next month.







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Bags of Help @ Tesco……

We’re in the money!! Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales.

Bags of helpThe scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of 12,000 pounds, 10,000 and 8,000 pounds, all raised from the 5p bag charge. The Friends of Sandall Park have been chosen to receive one of those grants to install more of the popular fitness equipment in the park. We need your vote folks!

Voting will take place in Doncaster Tesco stores between 27th Feb and 6th March. Further info can be found by CLICKING HERE.


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What to do this Weekend

Spring is on its way (believe it or not) and there are lots of things to do in the park all year round.

CLICK HERE to find out what there is to do in the park.


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