Support the Sutton Bonington community — vote in the People’s Millions

November 25th, 2014

An East Leake community project has made it to the final of ITV’s People’s Millions show — will you support a project close to Sutton Bonington campus?

Felicity Rose, Associate Professor and Reader in Tissue Engineering in the Faculty of Science, is part of the project, and she’s asking for your help.

We made it to the final… but we need your vote for our East Leake community based project

If you DON’T vote we WON’T win!

Voting starts 9 am Tuesday 25th November 2014 and ends at midnight.

Landline: 09015 228203 / Mobile: 6228203

Press option one

Where can I find out more?

Check out our project page on the ITV People’s Millions website

Dr Rose said: “Play 4 All Play 4 Life is a great example of the community of East Leake coming together to make a difference to people’s lives.  We desperately need this new play facility, not only for our children but for the community as a whole, but we need the funding to make this project a reality – please, please vote for our project; without your help, we won’t win”

Play 4 Life Play 4 All is an East Leake Parish Council led community based project aimed at refurbishing the play area on the Gotham Road recreation ground.  The current playground is too small for our expanding village, the equipment is old and not challenging for older children, equipment suitable for disabled children is limited, and there is little seating and sheltered areas.

How did the project come about?

Results from the recent (2012) East Leake community plan questionnaire revealed that 70% of residents felt that the play facilities at the centre of the village are in need of improvement.  Even those that don’t live in the village but visit us on a regular basis have agreed that a new play facility is very much needed.

What is the ITV People’s Millions competition?

The People’s Millions is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund and ITV, where the public help decide which local community projects get up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding. We had the opportunity to apply to the fund to refurbish the playground and now we have made it to the final! 

How do I vote?

You need to vote by telephone on Tuesday 25th November when the telephone numbers are released on the ITV people’s millions website and in the Daily Mirror (with the majority of calls costing just 15p).  A short film about the project will also be shown on the ITV regional early evening news programme broadcast on Tuesday.  Remember that you can vote up to 10 times and anyone in the country can vote for us so please ask family and friends.

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