Appealing donation from STV boosts Keith park project

STV Appeal has provided a boost for Keith project.

A REGENERATION PROJECT for a Moray park has received a major boost in the form of a £1000 grant from the STV Children’s Appeal.

St Rufus Park Regeneration Group was formed by local people who shared an ambition to revamp the Keith park, aiming to create a facility that would suit all abilities and ages.

The five-stage project will include a teenage/adult outdoor gym, a wood trim trail for younger children, an exercise path, improvised picnic area and addition equipment for children to use and enjoy.

With the STV cash the group plan to purchase an excavator and piece of play equipment creating a sand and bark area that will be added early next year.

Gail Smith, Chairperson of the St Rufus Park Regeneration Group, said: “We are all delighted to be gifted this grant from such a worthwhile charity.

“This will help us to purchase a new piece of equipment and with the help of the local council, install this in the park before spring arrives. This also raises our profile and demonstrates that our project is clearly on its way to achieving our aims. We are very grateful for this support.”

Launched in 2011, the STV Children’s Appeal has raised over £13.7million and distributed 722 large and small grants to projects in all 32 local authority areas of Scotland.