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Police donation to help fund play sessions for children in Pevensey

Police donation to help fund play sessions for children in Pevensey

Police have donated £500 to help fund play events and equipment for children in Pevensey.

The money was given to the Friends of Pevensey Playgrounds from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) – a pot of money made up from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

The cash will be used to help fund a number of free play events at Wallsend Recreation Ground during the school holidays. Any surplus money will be put towards buying new equipment at one of the three playgrounds in Pevensey.

PCSO Richie Davidson, who supported the PPAF application, said: “These play events will benefit the whole community and will be very helpful in trying to rebuild relationships after Covid-19, particularly for children who have not been able to see their friends or attend school.

“Three trial ones were held in 2019 and they were each attended by more than 30 children, plus their families. They were also very welcomed by grandparents who had caring responsibilities while parents were at work.

“We hope this will encourage ownership of the grounds and lead to less dog fouling and litter in the area, and also prevent vandalism in future.”