Fundraiser for new Sherburn children's play park reaches more than £11,000
A fundraiser for new children’s play equipment in Sherburn village has added £3,000 to its total from the proceeds of an Easter raffle from “determined” villagers, with more than £11,500 now raised for the project.
Villagers decided last year that Sherburn needed a new children’s play park to replace existing equipment. However, a target of £60,000 is required to fund the project, which has been hampered by the pandemic.
The new play park will include a wide range of new equipment for all ages and will also have an accessible roundabout and nest swing. The play park will also be moved to a safer location for children.
The fundraiser, which has just six months left to reach its goal, is a selected cause for the Co-Op Community Grant, meaning shoppers can select the project to donate funds.
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The organisers of the Sherburn Duck Race in May have offered to share the proceeds with the play park fundraiser and a sponsored skydive by Ashley Oldroyd will also share proceeds with the fundraiser and cricket club.
Multiple fundraising ideas are being discussed, with details to be released at a later date, and further grant opportunities are being explored.
“It may be a huge task that we are undertaking but we do not believe that you can put a price on our children,” said organiser Christine Fenwick.