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Northsound Cash for Kids award almost £13k for outdoor play area - 7th March 2023

We are delighted to announce that our application to Northsound Cash for Kids has been successful - Thank you!

After many discussions & meetings with Aberdeen City Council & support from Audrey Nicholl MSP, we have been gifted the grassed area directly outside our Playscheme at Carnie Drive, Aberdeen.

This allows us to create a safe & secure outdoor play area for our children & young people. Outdoor play is essential for the development & wellbeing of our children & young people, & while our children are regularly supported to visit local parks & take part in a variety of outdoor activities, to have our own secure & safe outdoor space directly outside our Playscheme is a dream come true.

To get us started, we need to install a secure fence around the area & wheelchair ramp for accessibility for all our children. These funds fro Northbound Cash for Kids, along with £7,500 we were awarded from Scottish Children's Lottery will pay for our fence & ramp.

FJB Contracts, who carried out renovations at Carnie Drive in April 2022, with the support of Global E&C, have very kindly given us the best rate possible to supply & install our fence & accessibility ramp. FJB's support has been simply outstanding throughout this last year & we cannot thank them enough for all they have & continue to support us with.

There's a lead time of around 8-12 weeks for materials, so all going to plan, we should have our grassed area secured by May/June 2023, just in time for volunteers to help us clear the area & ensure it's clean, safe & ready for lots of outdoor play, fun & picnics throughout the summer holidays!

We cannot do any of this without support from our funders, corporate supporters & volunteers - thank you! We will keep you updated on all developments & progress. If you would like to volunteer to help us create a great outdoor space for our children in June 2023, please get in touch referrals@a-nd.org.uk



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