Lottery helps to bring together communities in rural areas

Tue 11 June 2019
Lottery helps to bring together communities in rural areas

Since its launch in February, the lottery is helping to raise money for a number community projects in rural areas across West Berkshire. One of these projects this is the Inkpen Memorial Playing Field Trust (IMPFT).

The IMPFT maintain and support the playing field, pavilion and playground which is used for sport and activates for residents of all ages. The facilities are also used regularly by the local primary school for their sport and science lessons.

They are fundraising through the West Berkshire Lottery so they will be able to refurnish their pavilion which was opened over 30 years ago and is in a poor state of repair which was opened over 30 years ago.

Claire Jones from the IMPFT said:

“Our aim is to provide a sporting pavilion which encourages all generations to be active, which we know not only helps with mental health and wellbeing but also brings the community together which is especially important in a rural community like ours. 

It is also key that children are encouraged to do sport and get away from their screens and they need the facilities to do this.  The Woodland Playground will help children understand their surroundings through play. The community and Inkpen Primary school will be involved in the design and building of the playground.  Our aim is to build an active future for Inkpen.”

Watch their video here: http://tiny.cc/impftvideo 

You can help the Inkpen Memorial Playing Field Trust by buying tickets through their fundraising page here: https://www.westberkshirelottery.co.uk/support/inkpen-memorial-playing-field-trust-impft 

50% of all ticket sales made through your chosen good cause pages go directly to that cause with a further 10% going to local community projects!

Plans for the new pavilion at Inkpen

Funds raised this year

£58,687.20

34.32% Complete

1881 tickets of our 5480 ticket goal