The Park ‘Bags’ £2,000 from the 'Tesco Carrier Bag Charge Fund' having applied for a grant in partnership with the Margam Park Friends Group.
The grant has allowed for the creation of ‘mindfulness’ inspired benches. The grant comes from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, which awards money generated from the sale of carrier bags to create or improve green spaces in communities. Customers of local stores were able to vote for one of three projects, which were then awarded £5,000, £2,000 or £1,000 depending on which had the most support.
The benches have been carved by Chris ‘Wood’ a local sculptor. The design of each of the benches being inspired from a famous quote used in mindfulness. The quotes have been carved into the benches.
The benches have been placed alongside a woodland close to New Pond. The area has been chosen as a quiet contemplative place allowing you to think, relax and wonder at nature.
‘Take my hand. We will walk, we will only walk. We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.’
‘You can’t stop the waves from coming but you can learn how to surf.’
'I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees'