CARDENDEN Playparks Committee is asking for the public of the Central Fife Area to help them win a £500 award which will greatly help their ambitions to improve play areas.

The committee, made up of nine mums who have been concerned at the loss of the playpark near Cardenden Primary School, is hoping to win an award from a special funding scheme.

They plan to replace the equipment and have been raising money in the community and a fun day during the summer raised over £1,000.

But the know they need to raise more than £50,000 to achieve their goal.

Skipton Building Society’s award-winning community funding scheme, Grassroots Giving, is about to call time on the public voting period for the 32 shortlisted Scottish community groups.

People have until midnight on Friday (October 13) to cast their vote for which community group they’d like to win £500.

Thirty two Scotland-based community groups have all been shortlisted for Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving campaign which this year has £82,000 to donate.

Now these groups are looking to secure enough public votes to become one of the 164 community groups UK wide which will all receive pots of £500.

Hundreds of applications from community groups all across the UK have been received, and the Grassroots Giving team has carefully selected groups it feels will benefit from the generous funding and the Cardenden Playparks Committee is one of them but they need votes from the public to achieve their goal.

The Playparks Committee's first goal is to replace the equipment situated at the Primary School in Carden Avenue which is 'well past its sell by date'.

Voting is now open until October 13 and can be cast by either going online and visiting or conveniently in any Skipton Building Society branch.

Each group has an online profile on Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website, with information showcasing the excellent work the organisations achieve.