Three weeks left to apply for a share of the 2019 Make It Happen Melton community fund

David Hamdorff, of Ragdale Hall Spa, with a cheque to represent the �10,000 his company is donating again to the Make It Happen fund EMN-190703-153226001
David Hamdorff, of Ragdale Hall Spa, with a cheque to represent the �10,000 his company is donating again to the Make It Happen fund EMN-190703-153226001
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You have now just three weeks to get your application in for a slice of this year’s £10,000 Make It Happen fund.

We have again teamed up with Ragdale Hall Spa, which has generously put up the money to help community groups, charities, sports clubs and other worthy causes across the Melton borough. Closing date for entries is March 28.

The new roof pool at Ragdale Hall Spa EMN-190703-153124001

The new roof pool at Ragdale Hall Spa EMN-190703-153124001

Here are some of the latest applications we have received for donations, which will be handed out at a presentation evening at Ragdale on May 16.

Among the sports clubs which have applied are Melton Mowbray Tennis Club and the mini and junior section of Melton Mowbray Rugby Club.

The tennis club wants £500 to help pay for more disabled sessions for Birch Wood Area Special School pupils, to include children in Key Stage 3 (12/14 yrs) as well as Key Stage 4.

The club wants to begin these sessions after the Easter school holidays, as well as continuing with their popular Saturday sessions.

The rugby club has made a request for £700 to pay for goalpost protectors, which are essential safety features for young players.

Melton Mowbray Photographic Society has applied for a £250 grant to replace a second hand projector, which is essential to display members’ images during competitions and which is also used by visiting lecturers to present their shows.

Friends of Grove School would like £250 towards the cost of a dedicated science room to enhance the learning of pupils at the Melton primary school.

To apply for a share of the fund, complete the form on this page and post it, or drop it off, to us at Make It Happen 2019, Melton Times, Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0PB.

Alternatively, you can email nick.rennie@jpimedia.co.uk giving your name, address and contact telephone number, plus the full name of the charity, group or sports club you are nominating, and a brief description of what they do and a how a grant from Make It Happen would benefit them.

This week, the Make It Happen sponsors, Ragdale Hall Spa, which was recently awarded the accolade of ‘UK’s Best Destination Spa’ by the Good Spa Guide and renowned for outstanding customer service, is offering one lucky reader and their guest the chance to win a Clarins Mum and Me Time Day worth £282.

On a Clarins Mum and Me Time Day, from 9am to 6pm, you’ll both enjoy a 40-minute Clarins Radiant Skin Facial, a skincare consultation, three-course lunch, use of all Ragdale Hall’s facilities, and take home a Clarins gift worth over £22.

The prize is non-transferrable and no cash alternative is available. Travel to and from Ragdale Hall is not included.

The prize is valid Monday to Thursday and must be taken by September 30, 2019.

Combining state-of-the-art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture, Ragdale Hall Spa offers luxurious and extensive spa facilities. The newly opened Rooftop Infinity Pool - Ragdale Hall’s sixth pool - is heated to 35°C and offers stunning views across the rolling Leicestershire countryside.

With a range of luxurious spa days and breaks on offer at the award-winning spa, you’ll find the perfect option to make your mum feel spoilt this Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, March 31.

To enter the competition to win a Clarins Mum and Me Time Day at Ragdale Hall Spa simply email nick.rennie@jpimedia.co.uk giving us your name, your address and a contact mobile or telephone number. Deadline for entries is 10am on Thursday March 21.

Good luck!