Tuesday, August 05, 2008

SPARC in the Park - Merseyside Fire Support Network

Using our Working Neighbourhoods Fund, we sponsored a day in Newsham Park on July 31st with lots of activities for young people.

SPARC in the Park is organised by the Merseyside Fire Support Network. It was launched by the charity, which supports the work of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, 5 years ago. The aim is to reduce deliberate fire and misuse of green spaces and encourage young people to use their parks for positive activities based around health and fitness.

There was streetcage football (I think that is the right terminology) and various other games and activities, for about 4 hours on the park. Over 150 children took part, despite grey skies and we are very pleased with the way it went. It is all part of our desire to see our area's parks used in the right way and to be an asset for the local community.

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