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Inspiring West Winch fundraisers Lola and Aiva head project for new equipment

Two youngsters from West Winch are leading the way, raising money for new play facilities for the village in which they live.

West Winch is a village with many family homes, but sadly the play park and skatepark used by its children have seen better days.

Undaunted by the task, two local heroes, Lola Frary, aged 10 and Aiva Lamacraft aged eight have kick started the fundraising.

Aiva Lamacraft, aged 8 (45157485)
Aiva Lamacraft, aged 8 (45157485)

Keen basketball player Lola is shooting hoops every day in March and we have to guess how many she will score by March 31 .

Aiva set herself the incredible target of running 60 miles through West Winch in March and she is halfway there running 30 miles by Tuesday March 16.

Both of them have been out, rain or shine, shooting hoops and running and both have got the donations rolling in with their GoFundMe page.

Lola and Avia are raising money for new play equipment in West Winch (45162845)
Lola and Avia are raising money for new play equipment in West Winch (45162845)

The parish council held an online survey and found that residents agreed the time has come to replace them so local people formed a project group with the parish council .

This last year has shown us the importance of play and outdoor exercise for children and young people, both for their physical and mental health.

West Winch council want to provide a space for children and young people which is fun and imaginative.

Also it’s a meeting up place for families in normal times.

As both play equipment and the skatepark need replacing the council have to raise funding and have applied for grants.

However a lot of the grants are now focused on Covid related projects.

Michele Summers, a parish councillor in West Winch, said:”Even with grant funding, every extra pound raised
will mean better play equipment.

“We’re looking for people to follow these two fantastic young fundraisers example with imaginative fundraising ideas and to support their fantastic effort with donations.”

The determined pair have set up a fundraising page. Search for “West Winch Play” on Go Fund Me or look on the West Winch Parish Council page to see how you can support the appeal.

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