A TRIO of funding bodies have been helping out a Denbighshire village association.

Llanferres Playing Field and Recreation Association, which is the volunteer-run charity running the park and playground in Llanferres, is helping its community to adapt, recover and thrive.

This is thanks to National Lottery players, the Clocaenog Wind Farm Fund and shoppers at Tesco in Ruthin.

The association successfully applied for £32,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, £20,000 from Clocaenog Wind Farm Fund and also raised £1,000 by coming second in Tesco Ruthin Community Fund voting.

Funding will be used to renew ageing tower play equipment and adding new items and a playbark safety surface.

This is just phase one, with major pathwork repairs also funded being planned for the autumn as phase two.

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Sean Thomas, chairman of Llanferres Playing Field and Recreation Association, said: “Huge thanks are due to the grant award organisations, but special thanks are due to the community of Llanferres without whose evidenced support at volunteer working parties and fund raising events we would not have secured the grant funding.

"The playground and park re-opened on May 24 after 30 adults and children gave 45 hours of their time to shift 40 cubic metres (a huge lorry load) of playbark into play areas.”

To find out more about applying for a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to support the community, visit www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/wales

For the Clocaenog Wind Farm Community Fund go to https://www.cvsc.org.uk/en/funding/clocaenog and for the Tesco Community Fund, visit https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/