Parents' bid to raise £5k for pirate-themed school play equipment

St Mary's Primary school in Woodbridge are fundraising for a new play area Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Pupils from St Mary's Primary School in Woodbridge are looking forward to having new play equipment - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

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.

Imogen and Archie. St Mary's Primary school in Woodbridge are fundraising for a new play area Pictu

Imogen and Archie stand in front of the old school climbing frame they can no longer use - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

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.

Fynn and Edith. St Mary's Primary school in Woodbridge are fundraising for a new play area Picture:

Fynn and Edith are some of the pupils that could benefit from the new play equipment - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

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."

St Mary's Primary school in Woodbridge are fundraising for a new play area Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The old pirate ship climbing frame cannot be used by the pupils - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Those wishing to donate to the school's fundraiser can do so online

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