BURNBRAES Park in Biggar has been chosen as benefactors of funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund for 2019/20.

Friends of Burnbraes Park were delighted by the news.

Janet Moxley, Chair of the group said: "At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, the we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Biggar.

"The funds raised will help to buy new water-play equipment to go by the paddling pool which was refurbished last year.

"The paddling pool already draws lots of families to the park and new equipment will add to this popular attraction."

Co-op members will help raise the funds for the park. When a Co-op member buys selected products or services from the shop, they earn a five per cent reward for themselves, with a further one per cent for local causes like the park.

People with a Co-op card are Co-op members. Members have the option to choose the cause they support by visiting, www.coop.co.uk/membership.