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Somerford Grove Adventure Playground calling for community donations for new slide
Owners of an adventure playground are hoping to raise nearly £4,000 to have a 15-metre slide brought to Tottenham.
Somerford Grove Adventure Playground is hoping to have the slide, built by Adventure Playground Engineers for a supermarket campaign last year, transported and rebuilt in Northumberland Park.
Cathy O'Leary, manager of Haringey Play Association, which runs the site, said: “We were contacted about the slide earlier in the year and I thought it sounded interesting.
“I took some young people along to have a look at it and they all got very excited when they saw it, so we made the decision to get it.
“We want to do we can to keep the playground as exciting as possible for children because its important they have a place they can just muck about and enjoy.”
Somerford Grove is a community project has been running in Tottenham for eight years and offers a drop-in adventure playground for children from the age of five to 15.
Ms O'Leary said: "The fact is this is a bargain but the amount it would cost is too much for us with our budget. We’re a small charity and the playground is mainly run by volunteers.
“It really would be a great asset for the children of Northumberland Park.”
Young people who use the site have been working with the association to produce a presentation for the traders of Tottenham to help raise money for the slide.
Haringey Play Association is looking to raise the money via website Spacehive where people are able to fundraise for neighbourhood improvement schemes.
Those interested in helping contribute to the slide fund can do so by clicking here.