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    Weʼve raised £1,820 to replace and restore play equipment at Paddy Freemans Park Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 7th August 2018

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    Replacing play equipment at Paddy Freemans' Park Newcastle

    Paddy Freemans’ Park is a much loved park in High Heaton, Newcastle. It has a popular playpark promoting wellbeing for families, nursery and school children from across the city, not to mention a safe place for families and patients from the nearby world famous Freeman Hospital to spend quality time together. The Friends of Paddy Freemans have been fundraising for the last 6 months to replace and restore play equipment Newcastle City Council can sadly no longer afford.

    Building on the success of the 'save our ship' fundraising campaign, where we raised over £6000 to replace the beloved Paddy's pirate ship in the play park we are now turning our attention to other play equipment which needs to be replaced.

    Stolen 'Dancing Bells'

    Our first port of call is to replace stolen 'dancing bells' which were in the sensory play park for visually impaired children. These were stolen late 2017 and we are furious about it; we would like to replace them as soon as possible. We estimate this will cost approximately £5000.

    We've been in the news

    This story has received a lot of attention locally, we're not the only ones who are disgusted by this theft: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-tyne-43349064/thieves-steal-musical-squares-from-newcastle-park

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/appeal-replace-musical-squares-disabled-14396846

    Repair / rebuild other equipment the Council can no longer afford

    We have set the target as £10,000 so that we can restore the dancing bells and use additional funds to repair/ rebuild other deteriorating play equipment. The play park has many other pieces of equipment which are reaching the end of their lifespans and we will use every penny raised to ensure the park remains at the heart of this community.

    The Friends of Paddy Freemans is a local community group led by Chair Jim Patterson and other members of the community. Fundraising is being conducted in partnership with Newcastle East Councillors and Park Rangers from Newcastle Council Parks and Countryside Services. You can find out more about the park and what we do www.friendsofpaddyfreemans.co.uk or on our facebook page. Email contact: friendsofpaddyfreemans@gmail.com.

    THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    • Friends of  Paddy Freemans5 months ago
      Friends of  Paddy Freemans

      Friends of Paddy Freemans

      5 months ago

      Dear all, Having successfully raised over £6000 to replace the pirate ship, we are now setting a new target of £10,000 to replace stolen 'dancing bells' and to further improve park equipment which is reaching the end of it's lifespan. Without this financial support broken play equipment will be removed and NOT REPLACED by The Council. We will continue to fundraise to keep this park at the heart of our community. Thankyou for your support.

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    • Friends of  Paddy Freemans9 months ago
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      9 months ago
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    • Friends of  Paddy Freemans9 months ago
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      Friends of Paddy Freemans

      9 months ago

      10% of our target reached! Thankyou everyone who has donated 👏👏👏 You are an inspiration!

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    9 months ago

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    Supporters

    74

    • Rob Whittle

      Rob Whittle

      Mar 11, 2018

      £10.00

    • Edward Smith

      Edward Smith

      Feb 25, 2018

      Arrrr

      £10.00

    • Apex Acoustics

      Apex Acoustics

      Feb 23, 2018

      Proud to support pirates big and small

      £500.00

    • Patrick

      Patrick

      Feb 23, 2018

      My little one loved this ship when he was small. Originally made out of plyboard, it was perhaps never going to stand the test of time. But let's try to bring it back

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 23, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 23, 2018

      In memory of many happy hours in Paddy Freeman's playground when our children were younger. Good luck in your fundraising efforts.

      £50.00

    • Peter Thompson

      Peter Thompson

      Feb 20, 2018

      The grandchildren love the pirate ship good luck with fundraising

      £5.00

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