Friends give support for children’s healthy activities

5th October 2021

Artificial grass playing field
Image by Med Ahabchane from Pixabay

Local children will have the chance to be fitter and healthier thanks to a grant from Friends of St Monica’s Hospital (FOSMH) to help build an all-weather sports area at Easingwold Primary School.

As part of its continuing backing of health related initiatives, FOSMH has stepped in to provide the Parents Association (EPIC) with an invaluable cash boost . With an artificial grass surface the area can be used throughout the year whereas the present turfed one is only available when dry.

Rosie Prior, Chair of EPIC, said:

“Fundraising for the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) has been really tough over the past couple of years and this grant from FOSMH is the perfect injection we need at the start of the academic year. It really will kick start this year’s fundraising with the aim to start construction in the next year and a half.”

The grant is one of several that FOSMH have made, and are continuing to offer, to activities and groups so that the Easingwold area develops its health and wellbeing provision.

Peter Berry, from FOSMH, said:

“From supporting fitness for youngsters with this grant to helping people of all ages with others , the Friends are having a very positive impact in preventing illness and supporting social care.

As a result , in addition to providing equipment and support for St Monica’s and its patients which we continue to do , we are able to give the wider community support as well”.

FOSMH plan to announce further grants in the near future and welcome grant applications via the website.

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