A group of fund-raisers will be tackling an extreme obstacle course, to raise funds for a new play park in Corby Glen.
After identifying that the village play area on Station Road was in need of a revamp, both the parish council and the group behind the Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund applied for £31,636 of funding from South Kesteven District Council and Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN).
Delighted to have secured a £10,000 grant from SKDC, they are now working with WREN, who fund community projects through proceeds from landfill tax, to meet the remainder.
The Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund have agreed that they will collect £2,300 themselves, and to do so members Amy Roberts, Charlotte Crake, Paul Phillips and Thomas Bardwell, are going to take on ‘The Beast’, a five mile challenge with 40 obstacles through wet and muddy fields near Melton Mowbray.
Amy said: “We are pledging for anyone who will sponsor us, to help us reach our target and ensure we get the best possible park for the children in Corby Glen, and those visiting to enjoy. Every £1 towards this counts, so please help us achieve a healthy outdoor play area for children.”
Donations can be made online at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/amy-roberts2016
Other events are also being held to help raise the funds needed. There will be an afternoon tea on Sunday, March 13 at the Church Street Rooms, Corby Glen. This will be for adults only from 2pm, with a children’s afternoon tea from 4pm, complete with sandwiches, cakes and biscuit decorating.
Then on Sunday, June 12 from 11am-4pm there will be The Big Lunch and Queen’s Celebrations in the Market Place, Corby Glen. Highlights will include a Lancaster flypast, fire engine, face-painting, bake-off and cake-decorating, with visitors encouraged to bring their own picnics and plenty of children’s activities.