Donation for lake path

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 August 2011

Jane Sabherwal from Backwell Festival donating £600 to Backwell Access Group's project for a path around Backwell Lake.

Jane Sabherwal from Backwell Festival donating £600 to Backwell Access Group's project for a path around Backwell Lake.

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festival: Generous organisers of Backwell Festival have donated proceeds from the event to a village charity.

Backwell Festival was held at Backwell Junior School and the musical spectacle raised more than £3,000.

The majority of the money will be spent on the library and a new cookery area for pupils, but organisers have donated £600 to Backwell Access Group to help pay for a path around Backwell Lake.

The access group is hoping to build a path around the beauty spot to enable disabled people and parents with pushchairs to access the lake. The charity has applied to the Big Lottery Fund for the £25,000 needed for the project and is hoping to submit a planning application for the scheme within the next few months.


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