Charity play area project bids for cash

Parents from the Pathways 4 all charity who have been entered into the People's Millions-seen at The Rising Sun Countryside Centre at Benton (front four-left to right) Leigh Johnson, Donna Eaton, Gillian Williamson and Lynn McManus.
Parents from the Pathways 4 all charity who have been entered into the People's Millions-seen at The Rising Sun Countryside Centre at Benton (front four-left to right) Leigh Johnson, Donna Eaton, Gillian Williamson and Lynn McManus.

A charity is calling on tele-vision viewers to help it land a £60,000 grant.

Pathways 4 All has reached the final of the People’s Millions competition featured on Tyne Tees Television.

If it wins, it would spend the money on creating an outdoor adventure play area and sensory garden for children with disabilities.

The charity, set up by a group of parents of children with disabilities, have acquired a building at the Rising Sun Country Farm in Benton, and are turning it into a centre for disabled youngsters and their families.

The People’s Millions cash it is bidding for would be spent on transforming derelict land behind the building.

Pathways 4 All’s bid will be featured on Tyne Tees at 6pm next Wednesday.

Charity founder Lynn McManus said: “We need people to pick up the phone and vote. It is so important as there are no facilities for disabled children in the area.

“We want to provide play equipment for children with disabilities or additional needs.”

The whole project will cost in the region of £400,000, and it’s hoped it will be complete by next spring.

The number to ring to vote for Pathways 4 All is 0871 6268897, and lines will be open between 9am and midnight.

“If we get this u and running it is a massive achievement for a group of parents.

“What we also feel is that because it’s parents that are leading the project we are confident that we will get everything covered because we know what the kids need.”

The number to vote for Pathways 4 All can be called ten times from one line, and calls cost 11p from a BT landline.

For more information about Pathways 4 All visit www.pathways4all.co.uk