THE FRIENDS of Moorside Park are celebrating this week after securing funding from three different areas over the last few weeks.
The group have secured a total of £1,290 of funding for improvements within the park. Bellway Homes have donated £100 after the group contacted them and told them about the work the group have been doing in the park.
The Friends also took part in the Liverpool Echo Wish Campaign, where they asked people to collect tokens from the paper to give them a share of the £25,000 fund. The group collected an impressive 20,000 tokens which gave them £190.
Louise Hicks, Chair of the Friends Group said “We were overwhelmed by the support of local residents who got behind us, collecting tokens for us, we had the local schools and shops collecting for us. We are planning to spend the money from Bellway Homes and the Wish Campaign towards new plants and shrubs for the rose gardens, which we have taken over the maintenance of.”
The group have also been given £1,000 from the Victoria Ward budget, which they plan to use for new benches in the park.
The Friends group meet on the first Saturday of every month for litter picking and gardening sessions in the rose gardens between 10-12, the next session will be held on Saturday February 2.
If you would like to get involved with the group, or for further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 077656 24200.