A Moray charity wants to raise £15,000 to put towards creating an all-inclusive play park.
The Moray Sports Foundation wants to build the park – which would be just the second of its kind in Scotland – at the front of the new £12million Moray Sports Centre.
The Elging complex – which includes a gym, sports hall with space for eight badminton courts, treatment rooms and conference space – has been designed to get people across the region fitter.
And as part of that aim, the team has now revealed it wants to install the all-inclusive play park for use by the whole town.
Laura Grace, marketing and communications assistant for the Moray Sports Foundation, believes that the creation of the play park will make a massive impact on the people of Moray.
She said: “We want to put in a fully-inclusive play park in Moray because our nearest one is Dunfermline which is 160 miles away.
“The equipment is designed for sensory play and for every child, not just for kids with disabilities and it will bring all the kids together to play as the equipment is sensory and visual.”
The charity aim to raise £15,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.
Kathryn Evans, chief executive of the Moray Sports Centre, said that the mission of the group was to “to try and make the most inclusive centre in the north of Scotland.”
She said: “An inclusive play park is much more expensive than a normal play park because you have to have specialised flooring as well as specialised equipment.
“The finance for something like this is around £60,000 and that’s including all the fixtures, fittings and the floorings so if we can reach that target it means we can have a fully inclusive play park from day one.
“If we have to continue fundraising after the construction is finished we will do so but we want everything to open at the same time so we’ve got a very short timeframe to do that now because we are only six months till opening.”
The centre is scheduled to be open in May and locals have been invited to vote on what equipment they would like to see in the park.
You can vote and also donate at: https://www.moraysportscentre.co.uk/inclusiveness