MP GWYNNE CELEBRATES local Big Lottery awards

BIG lottery awardsDenton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has visited community projects in Denton and Dukinfield this week to speak to beneficiaries of National Lottery grants in the local community.

Linden Road Primary’s ‘Wooded Welly Walk’ was presented a cheque by Mr Gwynne and Helen Bullough of the Big Lottery Fund, and pupils gave the MP a tour of the woods to see how it has been transformed by their creation of a safe space for active, outdoor play through the development of unused woodland. The project has been awarded almost £10,000 to develop more pathways, seating, and a pond and willow den.

Mr Gwynne also visited Tameside Sight, a community support projectTameside Sight  providing support services to visually impaired people throughout Tameside. They are receiving more than £280,000 in funding to continue their work in practical support such as home visits, transport and computer support, helping over 1,000 visually impaired people in Tameside over the next three years. Gwynne also spoke to be beneficiaries who take part in Tameside Sight’s activities.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“Tameside Sight depends on more than 30 volunteers, and I can’t thank them enough for their dedication to helping our local community. But they also need funding to provide essential equipment and training, and I am delighted that the Big Lottery Fund is being so generous. I heard from visually impaired people who take part in the schemes just how vital Tameside Sight’s work is.

“But the Lottery isn’t stopping there. I saw firsthand the fantastic project at Linden Road that is transforming an area of unused woodland so that pupils of the school and children with hearing impairments can have a nature trail to play in and explore to develop their knowledge of nature. It was a privilege to see such good work being done in our community.”

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