Youngsters barking up the right tree!
A local charity is tackling its biggest outdoor challenge to date, thanks to a huge funding boost from SITA Trust's Enhancing Communities Programme.
Bedlington-based Leading Link have been successful with a £25,000 funding bid from SITA Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme, with the intention of transforming part of the orienteering trail at Plessey Woods in the town into a colourful and interactive experience for the whole family.
The charity, who were responsible for the transformation of the bandstand at Attlee Park into a performing arts venue back in 2013, have already been working with local artists and young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme on a number of art installations including willow animals, clay fairies and wood carved sculptures.
All of the work in the park should be completed by the end of October, with official unveiling to the general public expected some time in November.
Lyn Horton, manager of Leading Link, said: “We are so excited about this latest adventure!”
“We have enjoyed a great working relationship with SITA Trust and Northumberland County Council over the last few years, and to have the opportunity to continue it through this Plessey Woods project is fantastic.”
“Some of the ideas being discussed include a giant gargoyle head appearing out of the long grass and a mystical fairy land with toadstools and dreamcatchers – we are talking big, bright and bold!”
“It is something that has already involved young people and families from across Northumberland, and once completed we hope it will attract visitors from all over the North East.”
For more information, or to get involved, stay tuned to facebook.com/leadinglink.