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Exciting changes on the way to Milton Country Park after playground appeal success

By Ben Comber

Milton Country Park play area plans
Milton Country Park play area plans

Milton Country Park will get a zip wire, climbing equipment and new swings as part of a playground revamp after smashing fundraising targets.

Milton Country Park play area plans
Milton Country Park play area plans

More than £128,000 has been raised to help build new playground equipment at Milton Country Park.

The target was £115,000.

Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, the charity which manages the park, said the playground was designed following several consultations with visitors and local school children.

It includes a zip-wire, climbing frames and swings, all in a “natural design in keeping with the park setting”.

Amount raised so far...

Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust: £10,000

WREN: £60,000

Amey Community Fund: £40,000

Tesco Bags of Help: £5,000

Milton Country Park Autumn Festival: £4,000

One Step Beyond Events: £1,000

3 Dimensions Ltd: £1,000

Cambridge Classics: £250

Redgate Software: £500

Tesco Milton: £500

Qualcomm: £550

Trinity College: £500

Elite Swimming Academy: £500

Cambridge Building Society: £100

SCDC Community Chest Funding: £898.18

Friends of MCP: £1360.25

Cambridge Parkrun (17.02.2018): £92.50

Individual donations: £2279.88

A spokesperson for Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust said: “The children were so keen on having a zip-wire we’ve added a double zip-wire to the design so that they can play with their friends!

“The design has been broken down into three phases. How much we can do is entirely dependent on how much we can raise.

“This design can be added to with more play equipment, landscaping, planting and seating. As our funds grow so can our ideas!!

“A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us with this project.

Milton Country Park play area plans
Milton Country Park play area plans

“It couldn’t happen without you and we are looking forward to creating something really special.”

The trust aim to have the new playground open by June this year.

You can still donate online to help the playground get more equipment, or text text MCPK01 £5 or £10 to 70070.


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