Launch of Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park – 18th March 2017, 10.30am

Next week we launch Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park with their first ‘get together’.

Back in the Autumn local mothers’ Karen Horwood and Becky Prosser took up our offer of planting some daffodil bulbs in the Park with their young children.  They enjoyed this so much Karen and Becky suggested setting up ‘Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park’ .  In Karen’s words “we had a great time simply getting together with the kids, getting them muddy, helping them contribute to the park in a way they could see grow and develop; we wanted to be able to extend this to other parents and children, and know of others who are keen to come together in this way. ”

So, on Saturday 18th March there will be a Children’s Planting Hour between 10.30- 11.30am.  Where children can

  • Help tend the Incredible Edible herb garden
  • Plant herbs in pots
  • Plant seeds for the Wildflower Garden
  • And have fun on a ‘litter pick’ to keep the park tidy

Becky says ” our idea with Little Friends  is for families to come together and undertake tasks and jobs in the park in a relaxed, fun and child friendly way.  Take litter picking for example – some little ones might enjoy hunting around for a bit and I think it will encourage them to think about keeping their local environment nice and understanding that even though they are small they can contribute.

Little Friends and their parents should meet around the top gate on Kelcliffe Lane; children must be accompanied  by an adult.  Please bring gloves if you would like to wear them, as well as stout footwear, and clothes to get muddy in.  We do have some equipment, but if you want to use your own, or have any litter pickers, trowels. feel free to bring them along.


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About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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