Community group’s fundraising to improve Stradbroke play parks

Member of the fundraising team Katie Eagle, her son Ronnie, parish councillor Don Darling and counci

Member of the fundraising team Katie Eagle, her son Ronnie, parish councillor Don Darling and councillor Ellie Wharton and her daughter Zara at the Westhall play park. Picture: Rebecca Murphy. - Credit: Archant

A group have explored a range of fundraising activities in an attempt to raise the thousands of pounds needed to improve play park facilities in their village.

The Stradbroke Community Play Park Fundraising team have estimated it will cost £65,000 to install new equipment - including swings and a zip wire - at the village's two play parks.

Some of the organised fundraising activities include a family disco, Christmas bingo event and charity calendar.

Stradbroke parish councillor Ellie Wharton, who is a member of the team, said the play parks - found at the community centre and Westhall - are essential to the community.

The mother-of-three said: 'It benefits the whole community. We have quite a lot of older people who bring their grandchildren to the parks. It is just somewhere everybody can get together and socialise and get to know people.'


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So far around £24,000 has been raised, with the parish council pledging £15,000 to the project.

The group has been selected as one of the three projects to receive various sums of money from the Tesco Bags of Help in Diss.

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