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Plenty of support for Bourne2Play campaign

Bourne2Play trustees Claire Carter, Emma Woollard-Grose, Anna Rogers, Lisa Copestake and Paula Brett at Bourne Festival

Bourne2Play trustees Claire Carter, Emma Woollard-Grose, Anna Rogers, Lisa Copestake and Paula Brett at Bourne Festival

More than 1,000 people pledged their support to a group trying to raise funds for new play equipment.

Bourne2Play launched its campaign at Bourne Festival on Saturday. The group, made up of mums from the town, wants to raise tens of thousands of pounds to improve the playarea on the Wellhead park.

Hundreds of people passed by the stall, with about 1,000 signing a petition calling for South Kesteven District Council to contribute to improvements. But the group is also raising money itself, and collected more than £800 on the day.

Group chairman Anna Rogers said: “The festival was a great success and everyone was very supportive of our cause buying raffle tickets and signing the petition to improve the play area.

“We would like to thank all the local businesses who donated prizes including Tatty Bumpkin, Sugar Mill, North Shoes, Pollen Designs, Ha’s Nails among many others and Party Mascots for donating the Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes.

“Special thanks go to Buttercup Face Painting and Party Workshops for contributing to our grand total and of course the Round Table for making it all possible. The next stage is to get initial costs together for the play area and to consult with local school children to find out what they would like to see at the park.”

The petition is open until June 13 and can be signed in many businesses in Bourne including the leisure centre, Rollaway, George’s Fish Bar, Cafe 35, Tesco Extra and Sainsbury’s.

 

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