Damart UK has donated £1,000 to help improve a local park close to its UK headquarters in Bingley.
The online shopping brand, best known for its thermals, has also donated thermals for the volunteers who are busy turning the Prince of Wales Park into a more attractive, fun and safe place for families and local people.
Damart senior and ecommerce manager Ben Phillips said:
“We’re full of admiration for the Prince of Wales Park volunteers who are working hard to not only raise money to improve the park, but also turning out in all weathers, twice a week to do the often back-breaking work needed.
“We’re delighted to not only be able to boost the fund-raising campaign but also help keep these hardy volunteers warm while they work. We’re always happy to support excellent campaigns like this in the area in which we work and many of our colleagues live.”
The Friends of Prince of Wales Park volunteers will be using the money as part of its bid for WREN funding of £50k of which it has to pay £5,500.
If successful the funding will pay for renovation and improvement work that cannot be done by the volunteers such as renovating the path surfaces, restoring the drinking fountain and installing heritage trails and adventure play equipment.
The chair of the Friends group, Ruth Leman, said:
“We’re so grateful to Damart for their very generous donation.
“The WREN project will really help us transform the park and this money is a real boost to our fund-raising for the £5,500 needed for the application.
“And the thermals will make a real difference to the volunteers working in the park at this time of the year.”
For more information on how you can support their project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page: Friends of Prince of Wales Park.