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Farron praises Kendal indoor play centre campaign in Parliament

January 23, 2018 10:27 AM

OutsideIn Logo KendalLocal MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament congratulating a community group who are trying to create a new indoor play area in Kendal.

The group, Outside-In, want to create a brand new indoor play area, where parents and children alike can have fun and get a break from the Lake District weather.

Outside-In is run by mother-of-two Mhairi Helme, and her husband John.

The couple are aiming to raise £100,000 to make the project - which includes shops, a café, and even a miniature Kendal Market - possible.

Mhairi and John say they put their "heart and soul" into their first application for funding this week, which they hope will make up a "major portion" of the funds they need to raise.

Tim said: "This is a really exciting community project that is definitely needed here in Kendal.

"Being out in nature is vitally important to a child, but every town can benefit from a safe and fun place where children can play and parents can catch their breath - especially one that keeps us out of the rain!

"I know that Mhairi and John are putting a lot of hard work into this project, and I'm sure that as a community we will all get behind them to make it a reality."