Volunteers are seeking help to fund the ongoing management and supervision of one of Rotherham’s most picturesque areas, Ravenfield Park. Angler’s who use the Park’s six ponds normally provide the funding necessary to look after the area which is also extensively used by the public for walking, bird watching and quiet recreation. The Park is also a haven for wildlife.
But the corona virus lockdown has seen a marked fall in income as Management Committee Member Andy Kaczmarczyk explained, “Normally at this time of year we have collected a good proportion of the income we require for the year from annual angling subscriptions which begin in April, but this year that’s not been the case, and we are concerned that as time progresses the opportunity to find the necessary money to look after the Park will become increasingly difficult. We are therefore appealing to walkers and other Park users, who are using the area in increasing numbers for exercise etc, under government guidelines, to give us their support and to give whatever they can afford to get us through these difficult times”.
Donations can be made at gofundme.com and all contributions are eligible for Gift Aid.