Brede playground appeal gathers momentum

A CAMPAIGN to raise £60,000 for a new children’s playground on Broad Oak Recreation Ground is well underway.

Plans for the new playground were unveil by the committee on Saturday while a Quiz Evening raised nearly £500.

Louisa Cooper, from the committee, said: “We are going from strength to strength using local events to publicise our goal.

“The Committee has been holding stalls at various events and gaining much local support. With a whopping £60,000 target, there is much to do, so the group really extended themselves this weekend by holding both an open meeting and a quiz on the same day.

“In the morning, at the open event, villagers were able to talk to committee members and see first-hand the results of the questionnaire and plans for new play equipment.

“In the evening there was a fundraising quiz at the village hall hosted by Graeme Dinning. Teams were invited to eat, drink and answer questions whilst raising money for a good cause. With a profit at the end of the evening of almost £500, the fundraising pot received a massive boost.”

If you would like to know more about the group’s plight, or offer any support, sponsorship or donations, contact Louisa on 01424 883471, see updates at or visit their facebook page at