CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM NEW PLAYGROUND AT COMMUNITY CENTRE
Braddan Parish Commissioners will be able to build an inclusive playground at its new community centre, thanks to funding from Manx Lottery Trust.
A grant of £50,000 has been awarded to the Commissioners, which will fund the installation of a playground for children aged 4 to 12.
The community centre will be a multi-purpose space where families and friends can meet, eat, and exercise. A range of inclusive and intergenerational activities will be on offer for both residents and visitors to improve quality of life and wellbeing.
Considered a major part of the new facility, parts of the playground have been specifically designed to allow children of all physical and cognitive abilities to use and enjoy.
Colin Whiteway, Clerk of Braddan Parish Commissioners, said: ‘The new community centre is an exciting project and one that has been in the pipeline for more than 10 years, so it’s wonderful to see it all coming together!
‘Its purpose is to provide a space for everyone to enjoy and improve their health and fitness and the addition of a children’s playground is a vital part of that for younger generations.
‘Thank you to the Manx Lottery Trust for enabling us to purchase the playground equipment, which will encourage the younger members of our community to be active.’
Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘The new Braddan community centre will be a hugely beneficial asset to Braddan and the whole Island, and we look forward to seeing the build and eventual launch of the playground, which we hope will provide enjoyment to young people for years to come.’
To find out more about the new community centre in Braddan, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheRoundhouseIOM/
This grant is from Manx Lottery Trust’s Community Awards Programme. Manx Lottery Trust has been delegated to distribute National Lottery money from The National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more, visit: www.mlt.org.im