More inclusive play equipment after Tesco success
The Ashes is to benefit from the addition of more inclusive play equipment after coming out top in a poll of local Tesco shoppers.
The Ashes Playing Field Trust was one of three projects in the region to receive a grant from Tesco’s Bags Of Help scheme, with a in-store vote deciding the final amount we would get on extending our Daphne D’Ark Playpark.
After an incredible show of support, we topped the poll – even coming ahead of two Goole-based causes – meaning we get the highest grant of £12,000.
The money has to be spent on play equipment, and trustees of the Ashes Playing Field Trust intend to use it ensure the site is more suitable for children with disabilities.
Nationally more than eight million votes were cast in the scheme, which was administered by environmental charity Groundwork.
The charity’s national chief executive Graham Duxburry said: ” This is money which will go directly back into communities, creating places to meet people, be active, play or simply relax.
“This initiative is really putting something back into the local environment, transforming green spaces and helping the community at a grassroots level.”
Caroline Silke, head of community at Tesco, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers, and the feedback has been brilliant.
“We can’t wait to see the money being put to use bringing these projects to life.”
The Ashes Playing Field Trust would like to thank everyone who voted for our project, as we continue to be overwhelmed by the public support for our park.
We would also like to wish every success to the Waterways Museum and Fairfield For You projects, who also received grants, and look forward to following their developments.