Lakes & Dales Cooperative has donated £500 to the Restoration of Fitz Park following damage by floods.
Fitz Park, which provides an array of sports and leisure activities was left severely damaged by the floods in 2015. The park is an integral part of the community, popular with local residents and visitors alike and is also home to many local sports teams. Over 6000 tonnes of silt was needed to be removed from the park before restoration could get underway.
Keswick Rotary Club has set up a flood appeal to support local residents and businesses. Part of this project is the restoration of Fitz Park which is now underway however, further funding is still needed to complete the huge task ahead and restore the park to its former glory.
Lakes & Dales Cooperative is delighted to provide this donation to the project and also to continue our work with Keswick Rotary Club supporting local events and initiatives. The Lakes & Dales Cooperative store located on James Court also suffered damage during the floods. A temporary store was opened and after a short closure the main store has undergone a refurbishment and now offers a fresh new look with the same excellent range of products.
Katie Kipling, Membership & Community Officer, Lakes & Dales Region said “As a cooperative, Lakes & Dales is passionate about supporting the communities surrounding our stores and is delighted to be able to provide this donation towards the restoration of Fitz Park and we look forward to seeing the results once the restoration is complete.”
Susan Leighton speaking on behalf of the Fitz Park trustees said “I would like to thank Lakes & Dales Cooperative firstly for getting their temporary shop up and running so quickly after the floods this was a great help to many, and the new refurbishment is a definite sign that the town is very much open for business. Secondly I would like to thank Lakes & Dales for this cheque, there is still a way to go with the renovation of Fitz Park so on behalf of the trustees I would like to thank you for your generosity.”
If you would like more information on the restoration of Fitz Park or to make a donation please visit: http://keswickrotary.org.uk/