Prout Bridge Project Reaches Goal

The #PBPReachingOut campaign to deliver accessible activities and support for people in and around Beaminster has been a huge success.

Thanks to the generosity of all the people and businesses who have given money and rewards to the Prout Bridge Project Crowdfunder campaign and the time and support of many more, it exceeded its target and its vital work in the community can now go mobile.

The campaign was also backed by Dorset Council, Comic Relief, Sport England – Return to Play, Power to Change Community Business Crowdmatch, and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership Crowdfund Dorset Business which enabled PBP to meet its target.

The Project would also like to mention a special thanks to its corporate sponsors -Mayfair, Multiform, the Ollerod and Tangerine and all its local community business partners and patrons, their valued support and input into the charity has helped it get where it is today.

Please meet the Project’s outreach vehicle -Gilbert. Affectionately named after Gil Streets the late founder of the charity.

This is just the beginning of the new journey, and the Project is excited to launch the van on the 25th July at the following times and venues:

  • 11am – 1pm Beaminster Square
  • 2pm – 4pm Beaminster Memorial Playing Fields @ the Skate Park

With the opportunity to win a brand-new skateboard too.

Paula Tuff, Manager of the PBP said, “Everyone at the PBP is so grateful to everyone who has supported our Crowdfunder campaign, we achieved the impossible and now have an amazing vehicle to take our services about and about to isolated areas.”

Young people in the community are also excited by the introduction of Gilbert and said ‘I can’t wait for Gilbert to come to the skatepark, so that we can hire new skateboards and scooters with our friends.”

From everyone at the Prout Bridge Project team, thank you to each and every one of you that supported it. The Project will continue to work tirelessly to provide youth work, mental health support, and community outreach activities throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond.

For further information about the charity please visit – the Prout Bridge Project website.

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