Easter Festival in Ingol gets go ahead thanks to council funding

Posted on - 26th March, 2013 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, What's On in Preston
Face painting will be just one of the activities at the Easter Festival

Face painting will be just one of the activities at the Easter Festival

A host of Easter events will go ahead in Ingol after the county council stepped in with funding.

The Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact) have been granted £1,000 by county councillor for Preston West Bill Winlow to put on an Easter Festival.

The festival on Wednesday 27 March will run from 3pm to 6pm at the Intact Centre and include face panting, hair brading and a bouncy castle.

Iain Mackie, young persons services manager at Intact Centre, said: “Without this funding we would be unable to run such events which are so important for the community of Ingol and Tanterton.

“Every child who attends the Easter playscheme will receive a FREE Easter Egg and be taken on a trip to Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream farm as part of the Easter Playscheme.

“The funding will pay for the transport costs for getting to the Farm and entry into the Farm. In addition, some of this money will go towards supporting a local Line Dancing group by providing them with Room Hire so they can continue to offer this vital service to older members of the community.”

The money will allow 40 young people in Ingol and Tanterton to join the play scheme over Easter and take part in numerous activities.

The funding comes from the Local Member Grant fund, where each county councillor is allocated a set amount each year to give to local charities and community projects.

View the funding decision and more information on the county council website and the Intact website has details on the events.

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