There's 'Hope for Highbridge'

This is The West Country: On the sweet stall volunteers Kerry Brazier, Margaret Williams, Lara Hart, John Hill, with juniors Mya, Sophie and Ellie. Photo: Mike Lang. On the sweet stall volunteers Kerry Brazier, Margaret Williams, Lara Hart, John Hill, with juniors Mya, Sophie and Ellie. Photo: Mike Lang.

A COMMUNITY group battling to re-vamp a run-down children’s playground in Highbridge has raised more than £200 by holding a Christmas Fayre.

Members of Hope for Highbridge sold cakes and ran raffles at the Community Hall in Market Street to raise cash for a fund to keep the group afloat.

Vice chairman Tina Gray told the Weekly News: “We raised around £240 for the fund. I couldn’t believe amount of people who turned up. “We were able to tell people about our current project to get work done on the play area at Talbot Close.”

The group was established by Sue Walton, who wanted to see more done to make Highbridge into a town people are proud of.

The fayre supported craft traders from the area and organisers hope to encourage shoppers to buy Christmas gifts in the town.

The group is also looking at setting up a youth club aimed at people aged 12 to 17.

Tina added: “The Dreamescheme is excellent and the current youth club, in pierce drive, is brilliant. But we need something older kids to do in the area. It will give young people somewhere safe to go and socialise.”

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