At the Old Coulsdon Village Fair on Saturday 4 July 2015 the Friends hosted a double pitch stall to exhibit 4 potential designs for the new playground and to continue their fundraising efforts.
All 4 designs were very well received and adults and children alike were impressed to see the range of equipment and play experiences we can potentially include within the footprint of the existing playground.
We hosted a luxury raffle with all 25 or so prizes generously sponsored by local businesses with family days out, restaurant meals, ladies jewellery sets and the STAR prize of a photographic canvas print of Grange Park at dawn by local photographer Gary Watson.
We also offered a brand new toy tombola for the children, with all toys generously sponsored by wholesalers and toy manufacturers in England.
Overall our fundraising efforts on the day made £1,000 towards the playground renovation.
Of course, we haven't yet raised all the money we need for a new installation, though we are doing very well. So far we have raised just over £30,000 out of the total project costs of around £100,000. We are determined to make this project a success, and with the community's continued support, we can make it happen!