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New play area for Porthleven kids
4:00pm Friday 20th July 2012 in Cornwall
New play equipment has been unveiled at Porthleven School, paid for thanks to fundraising efforts by the PTA and the generosity of businesses in the port.
Fundraising for a new children’s playground started in September 2011, with eager youngsters ready to try it out joining friends of the school at a grand unveiling on Monday morning.
Porthleven and Helston south Cornwall councillor, Andrew Wallis, who opened the play area said: “This is a fantastic addition to the school. What is really impressive is that all this money came from fundraising led by the school’s PTA. “The fundraising started in September 2011 and in a short period the PTA raised nearly £12,000, with £9,000 of that money being spent on the play equipment.
Money also came from businesses in the port including £2,000 from the Harbour and Dock Company and £1,000 from Porthleven’s surf club, with Mr Wallis also donating £500 from his Cornwall councillor fund to help boost the final total.
He added: “It is great to see such a strong and dynamic PTA which is always coming up with new and interesting ways of fund-raising for the school. Porthleven’s PTA can be rightly proud of their achievements, and with the team they have, nothing will stop them from making the school better for the children and families.”