What a 48 hours we have had.
After all the emailing, leafleting, door-knocking, speaking at local schools and much more, the Emersons Green Memorial Skate Park received more calls than Snuff Mills on Tuesday, so it was announced on ITV last night that they would receive the People's Millions grant. While we were pleased for Jamie's Dad who had put so much effort in to fund-raising for the skate park, we were of course terribly disappointed that Snuff Mills was not going to get the funds from the People's Millions and many of us drowned our sorrows in the local pub.
So, imagine how we felt when the BIG lottery people called today to say that we had scored more votes than any of the other runner up projects and that we would be getting the grant after all!
All of us in Snuff Mills Action Group are over the moon and we will do our best to use the money to ensure Snuff Mills can be enjoyed by EVERYONE.
THANK YOU if you called to support the project, distributed leaflets, put up posters and pestered your friends and family to call. We could not have done this without you.
Special thanks also to our TV stars - Ivor and his son Matt, Chris, Audrey and her friend, Chris and Beau the barn owl and the many children and helpers who turned out to help make the film.
As Chair of the Action Group, I'd like to personally thank Andrew who had the idea to apply to the People's Millions in the first place and helped put the bid together, Martyn who designed a brilliant leaflet to promote the project and Andy for endless laminating.
Best wishes and thank you
Snuff Mills Action Group