Playground group aiming to raise £20k for park

The Fence Friends Park Fund committee are appealing for funds to help finish the regeneration work on Fence Children's Playground.
The Fence Friends Park Fund committee are appealing for funds to help finish the regeneration work on Fence Children's Playground.

The Fence Friends Park Fund committee are appealing for people to come forward and help them raise money for the unfinished Fence Children’s Playground.

The group are trying to raise £20,000 to complete the park, and are appealing for companies and individuals to make a donation or sponsor a piece of equipment at the park.

All children deserve a safe and stimulating place to meet up and play

Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Fence Friends Park Fund

The park is being re-developed after a health and safety report concluded that large amounts of work needed to be done to bring the old equipment up to the appropriate safety standard.

Since then, the committee have been fundraising tirelessly to try and raise the money to get the park back open, with events at local businesses such as Babar Elephant, The White Swann and Fence Gate.

Their efforts have meant that the first two phases of the redevelopment are now completed which included the removal of the old equipment, draining the ground and levelling it off, and then installing the new equipment.

However phase three of the development can not be completed until the £20,000 is raised.

Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Fence Friends Park Fund, said: “The committee is passionate about continuing our fundraising efforts, we’ve worked really hard to get this far. All children deserve a safe and stimulating place to meet up and play. Now we just need the help of the local community to help us achieve our goals and get a fantastic new playground opened up for a fantastic new playground for the village of Fence and Wheatley Lane.”