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Reindeer Dust

Thanks to Anne who spent hours preparing the reindeer dust again this year. We sold £295. worth this year - excellent - thanks to all who purchased and sold them for us

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Grand Christmas Prize draw

Yet again we had some fabulous prizes for our Christmas Grand Prize draw, thanks to all our supporters who donated prizes this year- without your support we would not be able to do it . Under our supporters section of this website there will be a list of everyone who helped us out this year. The draw was held on Wednesday 8th December, and was drawn by the children from Mr. Stubb's class at Charnock Hall Primary School- thanks to all involved for making this possible - the children enjoyed participating in the event.

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Withinreach helping to making Charnock Park more inclusive.

Friends of Charnock recently had a meeting with Withinreach for advice regarding making Charnock Park more inclusive. The aim being to make the park more accessible and enjoyable for people with disabilities. We have come some way towards this and already have a wheelchair friendly roundabout - one of very few in the city ;a basket swing ;a double seated see-saw and a springie with support.

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Community Spaces - National Lottery funding bid. August 2010

The group have applied for funding from the above for the second phase of development at Charnock Park. This is for the fitness circuit around the bottom part of the field, outdoor any age gym equipment, and improvements to the gennel leading from Arnold Avenue on to the Playing field.

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Funding for Car park- August 2010

Back stage we are also applying for funding for the car park that serves the park to be resurfaced and marked out in to proper parking bays- with designated disabled parking bays too.As a group we are trying very hard to make the facilities at the park as accessible as possible to all our users.

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Newsletter - Summer 2010

We have just had our summer newsletter printed and this has been distributed through school, Sunflower Childrens centre, through some local businesses - Thanks ! and we have started to post some to local residents through their doors too.

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Activity Sheffield - Change of time

We have learned at short notice from Activity Sheffield that the play rangers van which caters for younger children between 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. Will now attend on Thursdays between 12 noon and 2:00pm until 26th August.

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SY Community Foundation (Grassroots Sheffield)

We are pleased that we have been successful in securing £1365 from the above.

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Benches and Picnic Tables

In Dec 09, the group advised you that we had been successful in securing funding from the You Choose fund for additional benches/ picnic tables. These have now been installed and are being very well used. Thanks once again to all the members of the community who voted for us at the event, which enabled us to get these additions to the park.

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Feb 2010 - Installation of Basket swing

We now have a lovely basket swing installed in the recreation area by the side of the latest swings, and it is very popular- regularly having about 5-6 children hung on it at a time.

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