Community groups back toilets campaign

Members of  Shining Stars, Stamford Kiwanis, Stamford Striders and Rock Tennis Club, which have all donated money to the Stamford  Recreation Ground Spend a Penny  campaign.
Members of Shining Stars, Stamford Kiwanis, Stamford Striders and Rock Tennis Club, which have all donated money to the Stamford Recreation Ground Spend a Penny campaign.

A CAMPAIGN to build new toilets on a park has been boosted by donations from community groups.

Members of Spend A Penny are working hard to build a new toilet block on Stamford’s Recreation Ground to save visitors walking into the town centre.

Spend A Penny needs to raise between £50,000 and £75,000 to build the block close to the current gentlemen’s toilets.

The group now has £42,000 in the bank thanks to donations from Stamford Kiwanis, Rock Tennis Club and Stamford Striders along with the Shining Stars mother and toddler group.

Campaign chairman Penny Dawson is delighted with the donations.

She said: “What I love is that local organisations and local people who will benefit from the toilets are getting behind the campaign.”

The campaign will also be raising money at a market stall on May 13 and is appealing for donations of cakes and plants.

The group will also be serving afternoon teas at the Recreation Ground on Sunday, June 5.

Members are also hoping to find bands to play in the bandstand on the day.