Weʼve raised £310 to help move an artificial football pitch
- Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 24th January 2018
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Since Spring 2016, we have been in negotiations with Lancashire County Council regarding the future of the Glenburn 3G pitch and infrastructure. We were concerned that this fantastic resource could be lost during the demolition of the Glenburn Site. In March 2017, we received agreement from Lancashire County Council, that Delph Side on behalf of the SHARES group of schools and the local Community, could take ownership of the equipment, in order for installation and use on the Delph Side school site.
“The opportunity to save the 3G pitches, which were based at Glenburn, for the cluster of primary schools in Skelmersdale and Upholland to use, is just too good to miss. We sorely lack facilities in Skelmersdale and the children and families of this town deserve to have access to good range of activity and health facilities. To see this mothballed or sold off to another area would be a disaster. That is why the cluster of primary schools, working under the SHARES banner, all support Delph Side’s efforts to take on this facility for the good of the children and families of Skelmersdale.” Kevin Davidson CEO of SHARES Lancashire.
We have also received favourable support from local councillors and the local MP Rosie Cooper. We hope to engage our business partners in the area. Namely, Andy Hayes of Solid Sheds has given his backing to our project, and is already helping to raise awareness and funds for our campaign.
In order to protect this asset, we are planning to re-locate the facility this year. Construction of the new site will hopefully commence in the New Year, 2018.
Now the hard work starts …. Raising funds to enable this phenomenal community project to go ahead! We have enlisted the help of James Crowley from `Seeds for Success’, SHARES schools, local councillors and over the coming months will be hoping to engage community members in local fund-raising and promotions.
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