Bridlington children’s group gets funding boost

The Bridlington Playrangers group receives the �830 cheque from the High Sherrif of the East Riding, Julie Good.
The Bridlington Playrangers group receives the �830 cheque from the High Sherrif of the East Riding, Julie Good.

A children’s group in Bridlington received a special visitor last week - as well as much needed funds to buy more play equipment.

The Hinge Centre’s Playranger group were presented with a cheque for £830 at the sports centre on Gypsey Road last week by the High Sheriff of the East Riding, Julie Good, and representatives from the Humberside Police Tribune Trust.

Martin Crossland, strategic development manager at the Hinge Centre, said: “It was an honour to have the High Sheriff and representatives from the trust come and present the cheque to the kids at Playrangers.

“They made them very welcome and told them about all the benefits of being part of the group and how much they enjoyed the sessions. We would all like to thank the trust for giving us the additional funding which will be used to purchase additional play equipment and support the on-going hire costs of Bridlington sports hall.

“In addition to this the charity has received a £50 voucher from the Blakemore Foundation which owns Spar Retail outlets.

“The voucher will be used to purchase food and toiletries to provide emergency food and hygiene essentials to our clients who have assessed our Supported Lodgings re-settlement project. Again we would like to thank the foundation for the support they have provided.”

The Playranger project run from the Hinge Centre, in the Havenfield Estate offers a wide range of activities to try and reduce anti-social behaviour on the estate.

The Humberside Police Tribune Trust was established by the High Sheriffs of Lincolnshire and the East Riding, and the Chief Constable of Humberside Police in 2000 to improve the quality of lives and create a positive image for communities - providing small grants for community projects established to tackle crime and disorder when such projects are not supported by mainstream funding.

Speaking about the recipients of awards from the trust on her website, High Sheriff Julie Good said: “I continue to be amazed by the commitment of volunteers – our unsung heroes across our communities.

“The High Sheriffs’ and Humberside Police Tribune Trust supports over 35 different projects in a year and I have had the opportunity to visit a number.”