Welwyn School Children receive Boost Towards Becoming More Active

Welwyn St Mary’s School will soon benefit from funding awarded by the recently launched Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund.

The project, led by the school’s head teacher Mary Westley, will transform the activity and play space used by the school’s 430 pupils and will allow them to have at least three opportunities a day to use the new space, as well as extra curricular use. The project comes after a long period of planning and fundraising by the school and the school’s Parent Teacher Association, and will mark as a great achievement for all involved, once complete.

Matt Perren, Chair of the Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund said:

‘We’re pleased to support Welwyn St Marys’ project to transform the play and activity space for all their students as a rewarding and worthy cause, especially given their efforts with fundraising themselves.’

The Welwyn and Hatfield Community Fund aims to encourage and develop participation in sport, leisure, and recreational participation of the whole community within Welwyn and Hatfield. Applications are encouraged from community groups, clubs and organisations to promote participation in any form of activity in order to improve health and wellbeing, both physical and mental.

Robin Loader, former Finesse Leisure Chair, said:

‘This community fund was a key element of the merger of Finesse with GLL and I am delighted it has now launched. It will give real help to support and encourage sport and leisure activities for the future in Welwyn Hatfield.’

For further information regarding the fund and making an application please visit: www.better.org.uk/whcf or email WHCF@GLL.org

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