Ford Park, Ulverston are taking part in the Christmas Challenge to raise £2,500 in just 1 week. These funds will be used for our new park project ‘Play, Learn & Explore at Ford Park’
Children love the new play area installed earlier this year, and enjoy exploring the trails and garden. By adding interactive information boards around the park and information on our website, we can engage and educate on the important role the park plays on the environment and our wellbeing. These boards will play a huge part in the learning experience of the schools and groups who visit the park.
This project will also enable us to improve pathways, and introduce additional native wildflower species, including sensory planting to engage members of our community that may otherwise be unable to experience all areas of the park
As we continue to develop the park and native species arboretum, visitors to the park will see it come to life, watching trees and plants grow and note the changes throughout the seasons.
Donations to ‘Play, Learn & Explore at Ford Park’ will be generously matched by the Big Give’s Champions during the campaign, meaning your money will have double the impact.
“Our park is filled with native tree and plant species that are essential to our landscape, wildlife and pollinators, and our heritage. With an estimated 10 thousand visitors to Ford Park each year, many of them children, we have an opportunity to educate our community and visitors on the role trees play within the ecosystem and that we plant specific areas of the park to attract declining insect species, by providing them with the food and shelter that they need.” Suzanne Edgley, Grants, Trust and Fundraising Officer at Ford Park.
“This year we are looking to raise a total of £5K. To access the £2,500 we have in the Big Give Match Pot, we need to raise £2,500 in online donations. We know that the cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on members of our community, and really do appreciate every donation made, every £1 will take us closer to our target.”
How can you get involved?
Visit theBigGive.org.uk and make a donation from 12pm (midday) on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, 29th November). The campaign will close at 12pm on Tuesday, 6th December.
Set a reminder and add our campaign page so you remember not to miss your chance to double your donation!
– Ford Park