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Morrisons supermarket in Lake have made a pledge to help fund the refurbishment of the Steven Jenkins Rainbow Playground in Sandown.

As part of their store extension, Morrisons have made the playground their Community Project for 2018/2019. This means that the national chain will make up the difference between what the community fundraise and the total cost of the new bespoke play equipment.

It all started back in July when Alan, Rhona and Hannah Jenkins met with Carrie Fineran and John Eighteen from the store. They showed them around the playground and explained the plans for an inclusive piece of play equipment to replace the aged apparatus that once stood.

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Manufactures Wicksteed have offered a special price of £46,555 for the new multiplay unit. To date, just over £6,500 has been raised by the local community.

The news has an extra bonus… it is hoped that the play unit will now be installed by Easter next year instead of the initial planned target of late 2019/early 2020.

Alan Jenkins has said:

“We hope you’ll agree this is fantastic news as returning the playground to its former glory is now on the not too distant horizon!”.

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