Friends of Hailey Park in fundraising campaign to revamp play area

April 13, 2012 No Comments »
Friends of Hailey Park in fundraising campaign to revamp play area

Ewan Chadwell, nine, from Llandaff, at the playground in Hailey Park.

A community is bidding to raise more than £4,000 to transform a rundown play area into a well-equipped, modern playground.

The Friends of Hailey Park want to install modern, activity-based games and instalments like a rock climbing wall and slide, stepping stones, a yukon log roll to help balance and a titan swing.

The group has applied for a grant but needs to raise 10% of the cost of the £40,000 revamp of the play area in the Llandaff North park in Cardiff.

Lewys Wootton, of Lew’s Coffee Shop and Friends of Hailey Park member, said: “Everyone just wants to get together and do something to help.

“We held an auction in the local pub and all different groups are getting involved; the community is working together.

“We are trying to do as many different things as possible to get everyone involved.”

A tombola stall and cake sale raised £120, and a night of live music and auction in the Royal Exchange at the start of this month raised more than £500.

Two nine-year-old boys did a sponsored bike ride and tomorrow the group will hold a spring fete at Llandaff North Community Centre, Hawthorn Road East, between noon and 2pm.

Siobhan Corria, who has helped organise the fete, said: “I’ve been taking my children to the park for 10 years and everything needs updating.

“A small group of children have been working really hard to organise the fete to raise money. It’s mostly coming from them and they deserve a lot of credit.”

The group thanked local businesses James and Jenkins and Cartwrights, both in Station Road, Llandaff North, and Simon Kirke, the former drummer of Free and Bad Company, for their donations.

Friends of Hailey Park has also campaigned in the past for people to cycle slower and keep better control of their dogs in the park, and developed a code of conduct in the park with Cardiff council.

For more information or to donate visit the Friends of Hailey Park website. You can also follow them on Twitter @HaileyPKCardiff

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