Berry Hill mums win the lottery
Published by Anonymous for Two Rivers Housing in Communities and also in Environment, Health
A group of mums in Berry Hill have won £10,000 from the Big Lottery to help build an exciting new children’s play area in the village.
Community homes organisation Two Rivers helped make their dreams come true by putting their fundraising expert Jane Cordier on the case to win the Lottery bid.
And Forest of Dean District Council has now contributed £2,000 too.
Two Rivers provides 90 low cost homes to families in Berry Hill and Five Acres, so there’s a significant Two Rivers community in the village.
Campaigner and super-granny Maureen Cotton said that this was great example of everyone pulling together to make things happen.
“We have been planning this for years and some people said it would never happen. We have raised more cash with zumba sessions and, table sales. But a big thanks to Two Rivers, the Big Lottery and the Council who have given it the big push it needed.
“The dream is now a reality. We have put in the order for a big climbing frame complete with monkey bars and slides, a swing boat and a spring loaded rocker.
Jane said it was always a big buzz to hep communities do things for themselves.
“Mum power is a powerful energy source and Berry Hill seems to have a natural wealth of this resource.
“Two Rivers is all about helping communities thrive. Good quality affordable housing is just the starting point. Together we can make extraordinary things happen,” she said.