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.
The winners of our 100 Club for March are …. drum roll ….. M. Smith, K. Gethin and Margaret Frost.
Thank you very much for your support everyone, and if you didn’t win this time, better luck next month.
The next meeting of the Friends of Sandall Park is tomorrow evening (Wednesday 16th March) – start 7pm at Sandalwood Communal Hall.
If you want to know the latest in the park developments you really do need to be there.
The good work by the Sandall Park Angling Club continues as they create a new fishing peg near the peninsular.
This peg replaces the mud bath that existed before. New reeds and plants are also being planted by the club.
Further similar pegs will be installed in the coming weeks/months.
Well done guys (and gals!).
Saturday 6th August will see Doncaster’s first Summerfest in Sandall Park.
The headline band for the main stage has just been announced – the Britpop & Indie legends CAST. There will be 12 – 15 other support bands on stage too.
CLICK HERE for more information from Live Lounge UK. You can also visit them on Facebook.
Todays Doncaster Free Press contains a great double page spread on the Friends of Sandall Park and Sandall Park.
It really does capture the work of the group and sets the scene for what hopefully will be a great year ahead – one that will define the park for years to come.
Our thanks to the Doncaster Free Press.