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Moor Park Get Together (MPGT)

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Moor Park Get Together (MPGT)

Moor Park Get Together (MPGT)

Preston Sports Forum By Preston Sports Forum

To deliver a free fun family event. The Moor Park Get Together will bring a number of communities across Preston together, to access a range of activities engaging the whole family.

Preston Delivery stage

pledged of £2,214

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The event will be delivered by PSF in Partnership with Greenwich Leisure & Preston Young people’s network (PYPN - comprised of over 20 public, private and voluntary organisations). The event will take place on a Sunday during August 2017 during the school holidays at Moor Park to ensure the whole family can take part. The PYPN and Greenwich leisure has a good track record in delivery of park based events to engage with local communities (800+ took part last year). Moor Park Get Together will provide a range of activities to improve community cohesion some of which may include*; •Orienteering •Mobile climbing wall) •Fun inflatables •Arts and crafts •Sport clubs sessions •Face painting •Children’s fund runs •Music (Stage & sound system) •Entertainment (magician etc) •Cycling led rides •Healthy food stations (Smoothie making, fruit kebabs) *Dependant on availability

What we'll deliver:

  • Delivered in a central venue: allows residents to enjoy the event in an organised, safe, pedestrianised environment.
  • Free activities enables families from low income households to access activities which we previously inaccessible.
  • Provide positive activities to engage hard to reach young people/families and build confidence to try new activities.
  • Providing a platform for local people to access volunteering opportunities
  • Young people will have greater awareness of positive opportunities available to them.
  • Families can be signposted to community services e.g. young people’s services, sports clubs, local community centres.
  • Improve community cohesion and develop relationships between partners & local community.
  • Raise awareness to local people about the free facilities available to use as a family on the park.
  • To encourage and increase the number of young people and their families being physically active.
  • To improve the knowledge of the benefits of being physically activity, healthy eating opportunities.

Why it's a great idea:

The need for the event identified by the local community via; - Local consultation with a network of ladies (What Women Want Project- project engages over 2600 women) from deprived wards. A sample of these women with children identified; •100 % would like to see more organised family fun activities/events in Preston It was asked what would encourage them to attend a family event? The responses have been themed; •Cost: low cost/free. •Family orientated: take part together, all ages catered for. •Accessibility: central venues, good/free parking •Activities: varied, fun. •Facilities: Safe, enclosed areas. Preston was ranked 72nd out of 326 district and unitary authorities based on the average deprivation. Preston is comprised of 22 different wards with Ribbleton, St Matthew’s, Brookfield, Deepdale and Fishwick having the highest incidence of Indices of Multiple Deprivation. These wards surround Moor Park. This event will target low income families surrounding Moor Park.

Steps to get it done:

  • Booking service providers
  • Engaging Local Partners via the Preston Sports Forum and Preston Young Peoples Network
  • Engaging with Preston City Council events and Parks teams
  • Invite dignitaries - Mayor
  • Marketing plan - Flyers, leaflets social media, Local Press
  • Produce case studies, pictures, blogs post event
  • Site plans produced - Site Visits
  • Budget Planning
  • Identifying stalls, service providers for the event
  • Monitoring and evaluation (Wrist bands - registration)
  • Risk assessments and Insurance - Copies refcieved for all providers delivering on day
  • Staffing/ Volunteers identified

There is a commitment from the PSF as the lead organisation, PYPN and Greenwich leisure as supporting organisation to deliver as successful event. The event provides an introductory platform for local young people and their families to access much needed support and guidance. By raising awareness of these services young people and their families can access services in the future. Moor Park, a central park in Preston, has received significant regeneration investment to improve infrastructure such as local paths, heritage features and create a skate park; MPGT will bring people to the park to benefit from its regeneration.


Location Preston

About the space

Moor Park; A park slightly north or Preston City Centre. It is the oldest, largest, and most well known and loved park in Preston.


Preston City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,213

service providers - climbing tower, arts & crafts, fun infatables, face painting, workshops, - £1,585 (72%)
Marketing and promotion - leaflets, wristbands, social media boosts - £350 (16%)
healthy cooking - healthy smoothies - £65 (3%)
Other - £213 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

service providers - climbing tower, arts & crafts, fun infatables, face painting, workshops,
Marketing and promotion - leaflets, wristbands, social media boosts
healthy cooking - healthy smoothies
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,213

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