Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme has made a £1,000 donation to Mansfield Harriers and Athletics Club to boost refurbishment plans for its facilities.
Based at Berry Hill Park, members of the Harriers have been working hard to refresh the site facilities, originally built in 1988. Currently, the club has 250 members and is proud of being inclusive of all ages, abilities and disabilities.
Alongside the donation, two colleagues from the Society volunteered at the club, giving the refurbishment plan a helping hand with a fresh lick of paint.
Pat Carlan, Chairman of Mansfield Harriers, commented: “While the facilities belong to the club, we are aware that there are no toilets available to the general public visiting the park. We understand that this can cause upset to many people and we therefore allow people to use the clubs facilities. This has brought concerns though that the extra footfall would cause further deterioration to the blocks already in need of maintenance.
We were thrilled when Mansfield Building Society accepted our application and donated funds to refurbish our onsite facilities, not just for our members but for other park users too.”
Mandy Whitten, Products Coordinator at Mansfield Building Society, said: “Berry Hill Park is well used by the local community and the Harriers have worked hard to make the club and facilities available to all.
The Society is thrilled to have been able to support the great work the Harriers do. It was great to get involved and see where the Society’s donation is a making a difference. The race track and club are assets for the local area that are well worth supporting, and we’re looking forward to seeing it all develop further.”
If you would like more information on Mansfield Harriers and Athletics Club, you can visit mansfieldharriers.co.uk
If you are a local charity or organisation looking for project funding and would like more information on the Community Support Scheme, please visit mansfieldbs.co.uk/community-support-scheme