Congratulations to the Friends of Eltham North Playground on their successful Pick my Project application. They received over 800 votes. They are planning to use the money to create a Wurundjeri seasons and welcome to country walk to complement the playground. They invited the NRG to join them on this venture.
Background to Friends of Eltham North Adventure Playground:
Isobel Nalato founded the group on the 20th December last year – just 4 days after the playground was destroyed by arson.
It has consumed so many of her hours for the past 7 months:
* Posting on Facebook.
* Lobbying and liaising with Council Officers and Councillors.
* Signing up friends like Fiona Radici who has been her trusted Administrator and Committee member since 21st December – and who became a Co-Convenor in late August).
* Building the group up to its 600+ members today.
In April Natalie Duffy and Simone Cusack (met through our Save Community Reserves campaign) became Co-Convenors a few weeks ago. Lauri Widdup, has been a Committee member for a few months and was made Co-Convenor with the other ladies on 24 August.
There is one other Administrator, and fellow multi-mum, Clare Stirling, who has been there in the background since February.
“To have spent hours working with Natalie on the Pick-My-Project submission wording, and compiling the photo montage, was a highlight that truly paid off this week with the announcement of our success.” Isobel Nalato
Our photo session today made it all the more real.