Spark in Burntwood

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Three local organisations are celebrating being awarded funding from a funding initiative.

More than £14,000 was shared between Spark in Burntwood, Hammerwich Women’s Institute Hall and the 2nd Norton Canes Brownies and guides.

The money came from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Esther Allen, from the Spark centre in Burntwood, said the money would be a huge boost for the organisation.

Spark in Burntwood

“The support from the Morley Road Co-op team has been fantastic and during the year we have had the opportunity to join with them in providing events for the community,” she said.

“The Co-op team are completely community minded and will do all they can to support local charities and organisations.

“Spark is a children’s and community centre at Springhill Academy in Burntwood and we were raising funds to improve our outdoor play area for young children.

“We are excited to begin the works to make the space more engaging and stimulating for families to enjoy.”

Sue Owens, from Hammerwich WI, added: “I am absolutely delighted.

“We will be using the money to resurface our car park which will make it safer and allow us to have disabled parking bays.

“The members of Hammerwich WI and the wider community of Hammerwich who use the hall will benefit from this generous sum.”

More local good causes are set to be boosted by the company going forward with Cherry Orchard Gardening Services, BLAST autism support and Burntwood Friendship Group all chosen for support.

Cllr Sue Woodward, county councillor for Burntwood North and leader of Burntwood Town Council, said: “We should all celebrate the magnificent work that Morley Road Coop Community Champions are doing in our town, from supporting local community events and helping voluntary groups behind the scenes to rolling up their sleeves and doing the hard work. 

“They are unsung heroes but this is a chance for all of us who care about Burntwood to sing their praises and thank them too for their commitment to our community.”


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