Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 50,000 Raised for Village Play Area

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 50,000 Raised for Village Play Area

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VILLAGERS in a small Northumberland community have helped to raise pounds 50,000 for new equipment for a children's play area - which was officially opened at the weekend.

People living and working in Stocksfield, near Prudhoe, have raised several thousand pounds from coffee mornings, jumble sales and fancy dress parties in the local pub, the Dr Syntax, to go towards the refurbishment of the Branch End Play Area.

It has taken a small group of volunteers from the village two-and-half years to raise the funds needed to buy the equipment but last night one member Anne Dav-ison said it had all been worth it. It is the second time the mother-of-two has helped to regenerate the play area, having raised pounds 3,500, 22 years ago to buy equipment when her sons, Matthew, now 27, and Simon, 25, were just toddlers.

"This has been a real community event and everyone has helped to improve the play area for future generations. It is something that I think the village should be very proud of because it is no easy feat for a community of our size to raise that kind of money," she said. …

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