Friends of Sandall Park - New Fitness Equipment

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14 Oct 2016
Dame Rosie Winterton DBE, MP for Doncaster Central today attended the official launch of new fitness
equipment at Sandall Park, Wheatley. (Friday 14 October)

The Friends of Sandall Park invited Dame Rosie Winterton to unveil their new fitness equipment funded by a £10,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help campaign.  The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, providing grants raised from the 5p bag levy – awarded to environmental and greenspace projects voted for by shoppers up and down the country.

Rosie said “The new fitness equipment is an excellent addition to the Fitness Station and I want to thank the Friends of Sandall Park for all the work they do to raise funds and provide facilities in Sandall Park for the whole community to enjoy.”

Sandall Park has three fitness trails of varying length and one suitable for the less able and pushchair uses.  The additional pieces of fitness equipment completes the highly popular Fitness Station sited along the longest, Red, Fitness Trail at the park. There are several pieces of equipment designed to exercise all parts of the body.

Chair of the Friends of Sandall Park, Sandra Crabtree said “It’s another element in the plan for the park to get people out in the fresh air and exercising – for free. We’d like to thank Tesco for the opportunity to provide this facility, and to all the people who voted for us in stores.”

Caroline Silke, Head of Community at Tesco said “It is wonderful to see how money from our Bags of Help initiative has been spent.  This is money that has come directly from Tesco customers living and shopping in each of our regions up and down the country.  The feedback for the project has been brilliant.  Voting ran in store from 27 February until 6 March – with customers choosing which group they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store.”


Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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