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    Weʼve raised £1,725 to To resurface Droitwich lido parks tennis courts for our community and future generations.

    Droitwich Spa, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 1st October 2016

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    Story

    Have you tried to play tennis at Droitwich Lido Park?
    If you have then you may share my disappoint?

    That's why I have started this campaign and I am asking the people of Droitwich to please help me to raise some money so that we can have the tennis courts on the lido park resurfaced and put back to their former glory......possibly better than they ever have been.

    Here is my story so far:

    I am a resident of Droitwich spa with a young family, I love our town and everything it has to offer.

    I find it fabulous that the park has tennis courts for everyone to use free of charge but also a great shame that they are full of pot holes and in desperate need of some TLC and in my opinion are no longer fit for purpose.

    I have been in touch with our local council (Wychavon) over the past few months and after initially saying there was nothing they could do because it's such big job, ( I have been very persistent) they have now not only agreed that this is a job that needs doing but have tendered for quotes and are looking in to the right contractors for the job.

    I attracted the attention of Droitwich Tennis Club who are now on board and are really keen to support the project and encourage as many people as possible to play. Many of their own members started playing years ago on the park and the fact that people can play for free on these courts is great for the future both of the sport and health of Droitwich residents!

    Here comes the "but"......Unfortunately they don't have the funds required to cover the whole cost. (They have said that they will give much as they can possibly get their hands on, hopefully at least 50% but they just don't have any more in their budget.)

    So I'm turning to you........Droitwich residents, friends, families, businesses, anyone who feels that this cause is worth investing in, anyone who has grazed their knees on the slippery inadequate courts, anyone who like me has been on match point and the ball has landed in one of the many pot holes

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    • Elaine Newman2 years ago
      Elaine Newman

      Elaine Newman

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. This is just a littl update to let you know that we haven't given up and we are planning a very busy summers fundraising. So far our total is just over £3500. Neil Bates who is the chairman of the Droitwich Tennis Club and coach Ben Buckley have secured funding to run some more £1 tennis sessions at the park over their next few months, if you would like any information about these please don't hesitate to get in touch and watch this space!! Thanks again to everyone who is supporting our campaign

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    • Elaine Newman3 years ago
      Elaine Newman

      Elaine Newman

      3 years ago

      Thank you to St Peters First School for having their dress up day, to Westacre Middle School for the cake sale and other donations that we received from our fun day at the park we have managed to raise an offline total of £509.69. so today 01/09/2016 our grande total is £1889.69. well done everyone. please keep it coming if you can.

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/30/2016 19.32

    Supporters

    31

    • The Hedges x

      The Hedges x

      Sep 30, 2016

      £20.00

    • Mark Young

      Mark Young

      Sep 23, 2016

      I saw this in the Droitwich Standard, good luck and great idea.

      £20.00

    • Lynn & Dianne

      Lynn & Dianne

      Sep 22, 2016

      Well done for doing this Elaine!

      £10.00

    • Vicky

      Vicky

      Sep 14, 2016

      Great cause, good luck and don't give up!

      £10.00

    • Neil Marsh

      Neil Marsh

      Sep 14, 2016

      Great to see this and we will look forward to using it, keep up the good work

      £20.00

    • Sarah Perks

      Sarah Perks

      Sep 10, 2016

      Thank you for doing this and good luck

      £10.00

    • FSS Ltd

      FSS Ltd

      Sep 3, 2016

      Any other businesses around the area able to help this get done, would be great to see tennis in the park again.

      £250.00

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    Elaine Newman

    Elaine Newman

    Droitwich Spa, United Kingdom

    let's Play Tennis In Droitwich Lido Park Again!!

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