Selkirk’s Playpark Project Scheme is holding a coffee morning this Saturday in the Parish Church from 10am to noon, to help fundraise this year’s £800 insurance costs for the new Pringle Park.
The group’s chair Margaret Sweetnam explained: “It is the responsibility of Selkirk Playpark Project to pay the annual insurance costs which are in the region of £800 and to ensure that is funding for maintenance in the bank.
“If equipment is damaged or vandalised, it’s the community that’s going to have to pay for it, not the council.
To help with fundraising, she added: “We’d be really grateful for any donations of home baking, tombola or raffle prizes. These can be handed into the church hall from 9am on the day or contact Ali Cullen on 07858 399755.
“We’re encouraging people to sign up at the coffee morning to be a ‘Friend of Pringle Park’. It’s been an absolute privilege to have been part of this and to have achieved this huge thing together. The opening of the park is the start of a new chapter for this amazing community project, and we need more people to get involved. Our children are all now six years older than when we started the group, so we need some new faces.
“And it’s not just about the playpark, there are opportunities for all ages to get involved in planting wildflowers, shrubs and trees and to develop other ideas such as environmental projects.”