Loughborough's beach reused

Published:  13 September, 2010

LOUGHBOROUGH: Travis Perkins in Loughborough has offered to collect, move and unload sand used to transform the town centre into a seaside resort for reuse by a charity.

Charnwood Borough Council is donating the sand to Steps, the Shepshed-based charity and the chosen charity of Charnwoods Mayor, Councillor Jill Vincent.

The sand was originally used to create a beach for Loughborough-by-the-Sea in a joint council and Town Centre Partnership event.

The sand will be used in the sensory garden and to build a sand pit for the children who use Steps, a charity which provides specialist nursery services and support to children with motor disorders and their families.

Scott Beardsmore, branch manager of Travis Perkins in Loughborough, said: "All the team here at Travis Perkins live in and around Loughborough, so we've all enjoyed the Loughborough By the Sea event staged by Charnwood Borough Council and the Loughborough Town Centre Partnership.

"As we originally supplied the play sand for the event, we're more than happy to deliver it to their chosen charity so that even more local people can enjoy playing in it."

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