Parents' bid to raise £5k for pirate-themed school play equipment
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Parents are looking to raise £5,000 to help replace a school's condemned pirate-themed play equipment.
The Friends of St Mary's Primary School, in Woodbridge, have already raised £3,000 to replace the school's pirate ship-themed climbing frame, which is unsafe for use.
The equipment - which is also used by the school's playgroup, local Brownies and other children's clubs - is thought to cost between £20,000 and £25,000 in total to replace.
Parents have now set up a crowdfunding page so people can donate directly to the cause.
Co-vice chairman of the Friends of St Mary's, Rachel Pope, said it was hard to fundraise in the current climate, because Covid has caused many events - such as the annual summer fair - to be cancelled.
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Other parents may also have lost income because of the Covid crisis.
However, she said: "We are all really excited.
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"The kids love the climbing frame. We really wanted to do something the families could get involved with."
Those wishing to donate to the school's fundraiser can do so online.