Volunteer group awarded £1,000 for Fulwood play area development

Posted on - 27th August, 2020 - 2:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Preston News, Redevelopment
The first phase of Conway Park's play area upgrade
The first phase of Conway Park’s play area upgrade

Community volunteer group Friends of Conway Park has received a £1,000 donation to develop the local play area.


Friends of Conway Park supports Preston City Council and other agencies in the maintenance of Conway Park in Fulwood.

The volunteers work together to raise funds for general maintenance of the surrounding woodland and footpaths, and upgrades of the children’s play area.

The group, which was established in 2015, also arranges community events that help bring local people together, with their overall aim being to make the park a great place for recreation.

The money was donated by David Wilson Homes North West as part of its Our Space Your Place programme.

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Norman Bilsborough, a volunteer with the group, said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation from David Wilson Homes.

“We plan to use the funds towards the cost of a new toddler multi-play unit as part of the second phase of improvements to the children’s play area.

“We think it’s very important for people to support good causes at a time when funding from the council and the government is in such short supply, it helps to strengthen the local community and improve social cohesion.”

The Our Space Your Place programme offers organisations, community groups, and charities across the North West region support in the form of funding or time to improve their community.

The only condition is that the contribution should be used for something that will genuinely enhance or improve services, facilities or the environment within the local area.

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Norman said: “Our Space Your Space is very helpful, and provides much needed financial support to good causes that want to help the local community.

“The prompt response of David Wilson Homes to our request for funding was a great encouragement to our community group.”

Friends of Conway Park Volunteers received £1000
Friends of Conway Park Volunteers

Robert Holbrook, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “As one of the UK’s leading developers, it is really important that we support local organisations in our surrounding area.

“Friends of Conway Park is a shining example of a community group going the extra mile for other residents in the area.

“The pandemic has had a lasting effect on the community, so the group’s dedication to providing a peaceful outdoor space will benefit everyone and is sure to improve people’s mental well-being.”

To find out more, visit the Friends of Conway Park Facebook page.

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