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Saumarez Park Playground Fundraising is given a boost by the GIIA

Saumarez Park Playground Fundraising is given a boost by the GIIA

Friday 06 December 2013

Saumarez Park Playground Fundraising is given a boost by the GIIA


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Paul Sykes, Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA) presented a cheque to Sarah Winsall, representing the Friends of Saumarez Park Playground at GIIA’s recent 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Paul Sykes, Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA) presented a cheque to Sarah Winsall, representing the Friends of Saumarez Park Playground at GIIA’s recent 30th Anniversary Celebration. 

The Friends of Saumarez Park Playground LBG was set up in July 2012 to raise funds for the redevelopment of the children’s play area at Saumarez Park. So far, the charity has raised £170,000, which is enough to meet the cost of the first phase of the planned development – a giant pirate ship and ancillary items - all meeting the requirements of ‘inclusive play’. 

The Friends of Saumarez Park Playground are continuing with their fund raising, with the aim of raising a further two similar sums for the toddler area and older children’s section. The total amount required for the entire project to be completed is approximately £500,000. 

Sarah Winsall from the Friends of Saumarez Park Playground said that they were extremely grateful to receive a donation from GIIA and that it is important that Guernsey’s Associations (such as GIIA) recognise the part the playground plays in the life of the Island. 

Once the refurbishment is complete, Saumarez Park playground will continue to be enjoyed by local children and will be a focal point of the community for many years to come.

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