AN EARLSWOOD community group has bid farewell after its final project was unveiled.
Earlswood Lake Fundraising (ELF) members were on hand when the slide at Malthouse Lane Park was officially handed over to the public.
But now, after almost a decade, the group has said goodbye after completing all it set out all to give the community a helping hand.
Since 2010 ELF has raised more than £14,000 from two park fetes, a number of events in the village hall and other fundraising opportunities including donations from the bags for life tokens at Tesco.
The funds for the slide came from funds awarded to the group by blue tokens into the Whiz Kids Project at Tesco, funding from Warwickshire Community Fund at Warwickshire County Council thanks to Councillor John Horner and funds from the Margaret Careless fund – which saw funds being left to Earlswood following her death for community projects.
Over the years ELF has donated funds to purchase new chairs at Earlswood village hall, contributed to funds for a defibrillator on Malthouse Lane, planted spring bulbs and hosted picnic in the park over five years.
Pam Moore, ELF committee member said: “We would like send a big thank you to everyone who has supported us, all our committee members past and present – you know who you are.
“Without you guys none of this would have been possible.
“The ‘virtual baton’ is out there for a local group, made up of residents from Earlswood, to pick up where we have left off, raising funds for the benefit of the local community and we wish that group every success.
“We hope you enjoyed the ride as much as we did. Again, thank you to everyone.”