August
06

Funding for FISH from High Sheriff Youth Awards

Guildford Borough Council holiday playscheme, FISH (Fun in the Summer Holidays) was awarded £2,000 by the High Sheriff Youth Awards scheme last week.

 

The High Sheriff of Surrey, Mrs Bridget Biddel visited FISH at Kings College to award the scheme with the funding grant certificate. She engaged with over 150 young people aged between 10 -16 who were at FISH taking part in a variety of different activities which included go karting, crafting wire sculptures, playing football on the new 3G pitch and cooking on an open fire Bear Grylls style with GBC Playrangers.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Caroline Reeves says:

“We are really grateful for the High Sheriff Youth Awards grant to further support young people in the borough. The grant recognises the valuable and imaginative work the FISH playscheme provides. It highlights our mission to create a safe, accessible, fun, environment for all our young people to play in. Play is vital for young people’s development, health and wellbeing and the Council is committed to play provision as a part of the necessary infrastructure at the heart of our communities. ”

The FISH playscheme has been running for 19 years. As well as the huge range of activities onsite at the scheme there are opportunities for the young people to go on days out to experience a variety of activities such as indoor sky diving, an aqua park with a banana boat ride and virtual reality gaming.

To find out more please visit www.guildford.gov.uk/fish