shortfall puts the future of Apex Park Play Day in jeopardy
future of Highbridge's popular Apex Park Play Day is in jeopardy
due to a shortfall in funding.
annual summer event, which was held on Wednesday and attracted
over 6,000 people, needs £5,000 to meet its running
costs and hold next year's event.
than 50 workshops and activities are held across the park with
the aim of encouraging children to sample outdoor activities.
Rosie Pike told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everyone who attended
this year's event was handed a leaflet outlining how, without
more donations, next year's event will be in jeopardy."
collected over £600 in donations on the day - double that
of last year which is great - but because we can't rely on receiving
grant funding over the next 12 months, we will need extra help."
organising committee rely on obtaining grants and sponsorship
to run the event and it's feared that unless further funding sources
can be found Playday may not be able to continue into 2014. We've
written to 80 local companies asking for help, but only four have
District Council and the Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group
help out financially towards the event, as well as it being sponsored
by a number of other local groups.
include Childrens Centres in North Sedgemoor, Taunton and
Brock House, the Somerset Play Forum, Community Games, Somerset
County Council, Bridgwater Lions, Admiral Blake and Burnham Masonic
added: "Money is tight and these sources are fully stretched.
We need help."
your business or group would be able to provide sponsorship towards
Playday 2014, or if you would be able to raise funds, contact
Rosie on 07867967087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.