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Our campaign is now complete. 20 supporters helped us raise £950.00

Closed 3/31/2019




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Graffham Recreation Ground

A new shed for Piers!

Help us replace the two garages, one decrepit, with a new 6m x 8m facility to store the ground's maintenance equipment; and replace the overly tall conifer trees with a native hedge - allowing the Queen's Coronation copper beech to thrive.
Closed on 03/31/2019
Charity Registration No: 305375

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Piers Barrett has been supporting the village since he was knee high to his father. He was about this high when the two of them planted the row of conifers that shield the storage garages from view on the recreation ground. Meant to be maintained as a six-foot hedge, these have now grown to over 100 feet.

Piers, following in his father's footsteps, has been quietly mowing grass, strimming edges, dredging ditches and painting lines at the recreation ground for the last ten years. He has done so for nine of these years with ancient equipment, held together with Gaffer tape and cajoled into life with WD40.

Last spring, Piers became the guardian of a new John Deere rotary mower, and a nearly-new Jacobsen gang mower. This winter, we wish to build a new storage facility for these, and the recreation ground's other mowers and equipment.

We have the funds to complete this project ... just! Your donation, however small, will ensure we also have the funds to maintain a prudent reserve over the next nine months just in case!

and ...

you will be putting a Christmas present under the tree for Piers - quietly saying, "thank you for maintaining our beautifully recreation ground."



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Angela Thornley

4 months ago

Piers You are such a star! It will be fantastic to have a shed which is suitable. Looking forward to the grand opening. All the best Ian and Angie


Carsten Moore

4 months ago

A very deserving cause...good luck!

Ann Rowney

4 months ago


Robin Brind

5 months ago


+ £5 Gift Aid

Andrew W Barrett

5 months ago


+ £25 Gift Aid

About the charity

Graffham Recreation Ground
Graffham Recreation Ground

Graffham recreation ground is a lovely amenity, maintained by volunteers. It's management committee maintains the playground, pavilion, playing field, carparks and driveway for inhabitants and children at school in the village to use for recreation, organised sport, and as a general amenity.

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A new shed for Piers!

Graffham Recreation Ground