Branston skate park gets cash boost from local law firm

Branston Skate Park has been awarded £1,000 to go towards improvements as part of a community project scheme set up by a local law firm.

The Grand Idea project was formed at the start of 2013 by Ringrose Law, who pledged to give £1,000 each to six different community projects across six office locations.

To date, the firm has supported Beaumond House Hospice in Newark, Hollies Animal and Rehoming Trust in Sleaford and Splading Rugby Club.

Fundraisers for the Branston Skate Park Project intend to use the £1,000 towards a ramp or grind rail for the facility.

Those involved believe that the project will give children from Branston and the surrounding villages their own safe place to enjoy being active outdoors.

Sarah Stead, Branston and Mere council Parish Clerk, has been involved in the fundraising from the start.

She said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win. I think this will make the local kids really start to believe their dream might come true and show them that their voices have been heard.

“This is not just £1,000, it also provides real evidence of need and support when we submit the main funding application to Wren next month.”

John Knight, Partner & Head of Personal Injury Team at Ringrose Law, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Branston Skate Park with our Grand Idea scheme.

“Being here today just highlights the importance of this project for the local community, and we are pleased to be able to have a part in a project that will benefit the community for many years to come.”

A Grand Idea project continues across Lincolnshire until the end of the year and will finish in Boston in December.