LOCALS have begun the process of fundraising to add a basketball/netball court to the Stroud Showground.
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“As our Stroud Showground grows and becomes more and more user friendly, we have had requests to add a basketball/netball court to the facility,” wrote fundraiser organiser Ashley Power on the Go Fund Me page.
Local parents, businesses and MidCoast Councillor Karen Hutchinson have led the drive to get this new facility up and running.
“We have spoken with Council and have received their approval, and also a donation towards it, being the purchase of a new multi purpose ring – basketball one side and a netball hoop on the other,” said Ms Powell.
“As well as Council, we have had local businesses and user groups put their hand up to donate time, labour and materials for the job.”
The fundraising page was set up on December 16.
As of December 22, $860 had been raised from the $2000 fundraising goal.
“This project is ready to turn soil!” said Ashley.
“All we need now is some further money to help the project come to life.
“With the 2020 we have had, things are tough on all fronts, so please don’t feel obliged to donate.
“A helping hand with the work is just as valuable if you can manage.
“I’m sure we all agree as parents we want our kids happy, active and above all safe, and this is one of the ways we plan to give all the local kids, and maybe some of the adults too, a way to release that pent up energy in a safe and friendly environment,” said Ms Powell.
To learn more or to donate to the fundraising effort, visit https://au.gofundme.com/f/stroud-netball-basketball-court.