Sheringham Playpark Revamp Appeal Halloween fun

Two-year-old Arlo strikes a scary skeleton pose at a Halloween disco held in aid of Sheringham Playp

Two-year-old Arlo strikes a scary skeleton pose at a Halloween disco held in aid of Sheringham Playpark Revamp Appeal. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Spiders, spooks and skeletons adorned the walls of Sheringham Community Centre on Saturday, at a Halloween fancy dress party organised by the town's playpark revamp group.

Two-year-old Arlo strikes a scary skeleton pose at a Halloween disco held in aid of Sheringham Playp

Two-year-old Arlo strikes a scary skeleton pose at a Halloween disco held in aid of Sheringham Playpark Revamp Appeal. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters dressed as witches, bats and ghosts danced to music played by Sheringham Primary School teaching assistant and part-time DJ Simon Mansell, also tucking in to spooky snacks and creepy cakes.

Launched four years ago, Sheringham Playpark Revamp Appeal has raised thousands for new equipment at the town's Cromer Road playground, ranging from a bucket swing and giant rope swing, to a rocket climbing frame, picnic tables and new football goals.

The group, which has raised nearly £10,000 towards its latest project - a £40,000 Viking-themed adventure play ship accessible to children with disabilities - is one of more than a dozen north Norfolk organisations bidding for cash in the annual Aviva Community Fund awards, which will see 800 projects voted for by the public given funding of up to £25,000.

Other local schemes include Blakeney Scouts, who need new equipment; the Friends of Bure Valley School, at Aylsham, who are bidding for cash for a new adventure play area; North Walsham Gymnastics Club and play park, and Roughton Under 5s Playgroup, which is hoping to replace its current home in the grounds of St Mary's Primary School with a new building.

Sheringham Playpark Revamp founder member Emma White appealed to north Norfolk residents to vote for their local group.

'It's a fantastic opportunity and if we were successful with our Aviva bid, we would be well on the way to getting the new equipment but, if not, we will just keep going,' she said.

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To find out more, and to vote, visit www.community-fund.aviva.co.uk

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