All smiles as Bourne2Play campaign hits £50,000 mark

Bourne Wellhead easter egg hunt with Alex Hopkins (6) and Ella Bowers (8) EMN-150404-105404009
Bourne Wellhead easter egg hunt with Alex Hopkins (6) and Ella Bowers (8) EMN-150404-105404009
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A group trying to raise £100,000 to build a new play area for children in Bourne is half way to its target thanks to generous donations.

This month Bourne2Play hit the £50,000 mark in its quest to improve the Wellhead playground.

The group, formed by a group of mothers concerned about the state of the town’s play equipment, is now in talks with Wicksteed Playscapes over a castle-themed design.

Chairman Anna Rodgers said: “We had some good news from Bourne Round Table this week. They agreed to pledge £10,000 to the play park, which is marvellous news.

“They also have a view to maybe putting a bit more towards it after the Bourne Festival this year. They are going to be giving us money towards the central castle piece.”

The group has also met with planning authority South Kesteven District Council and Bourne United Charities, which owns the Wellhead.

Anna said: “The district council will continue to maintain the play area, which means we can push forward with getting the funds in place.

“They also said we can have all of the Section 106 money for the site, which is just under £40,000.”

The group is continuing its programme of community fundraising events, and help an Easter egg hunt on the Wellhead last weekend. Great weather brought plenty of families out to the park and the group raised an extra £270 towards their target.

Visit www.facebook.com/wellheadplayparkbourne2play to get involved.