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A fund raising campaign was initiated at the end of 2020 to refurbish Barvas Playpark.

A new committee had been formed in August 2020 with the main goal being to make the park inclusive so that children of all abilities can safely enjoy its facilities. 

And the campaign has been continuing whenever possible.  

The playpark is more than 20 years old and in need of an upgrade. 

The photograph taken in Tesco Stornoway this week shows Laura and April collecting a cheque from Emma on behalf of Upper Barvas Playpark to Help with renovations.

The money was donated by Tesco Stornoway Colleagues who participated in dress-down days.

Upper Barvas Playpark made an application to Western Isles Lottery and the project was awarded funding of £3,000 earlier this year.  Shona Mairi Kerr, heading the funding campaign, said at that time : “We are increasingly aware of the huge benefits outdoor play has on children's mental and physical health.  We aim to create a space that is fun and challenging for children of all abilities from all areas of the island.

"The Upper Barvas Playpark Committee is so thankful for this donation from the Western Isles Lottery. Thanks to this donation we are now a good bit closer to reaching our target. The donation will go towards replacing the climbing frame with a new inclusive multiplay and we now have these funds to lever in match-funding from other areas.”