Harry’s Fund was set up following the tragic death of Harry Patterson in September 2011. In March 2012 we were successful in achieving Charity Status and one of the aims of the fund is to build a memorial park for Harry in Alltwen. We have worked closely with Cilybebyll Community Council who donated the land next to the Community Centre in Alltwen and continued to work in partnership with an application for funding to WREN.
“This is such a boost for us as a charity and even more so as a family. This grant means we can achieve our first goal in building a park which will bring a community together and help us remember Harry for all our days. We are just thrilled to bits with the award and cannot thank WREN and everyone that has helped with the application enough. Now the hard work can really begin”
Meleri Jones, Grant Manager for Wren said “We are pleased to be able to support Harrys Fund in partnership with Cilybebyll Community Council to deliver this exciting project. We have previously given grant aid for improvements at the Alltwen Community Centre and this project will further enhance those facilities as well as create a focal point that will benefit the whole community. It will be available to be used and enjoyed by all”
Harry’s Fund would like to thank everyone who has been involved in raising funds for the project so far and hope that people will continue to do so as this is just stage one. We have been able to apply for this grant as the funds we have raised so far have been used for match funding for our application to WREN. We continue to work hard to raise funds to achieve all the aims of our charity and look forward to Harry’s Park being a reality in 2013.