Stoke Ferry festival aims to secure cash for playing field renovation

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Community leaders are hoping that a forthcoming festival will see them reach their final target to provide vital new play equipment for their village.

Although much of the funding for the project in Stoke Ferry has already been secured, officials say that around £4,000 is still needed to meet the total cost.

And organisers are hoping that local people will turn out in force for the festival, which takes place next Saturday, July 12, in order to help them to reach their goal at last.

Sue Lintern, secretary of the village’s playing field committee, said: “The committee has been fundraising throughout the year to replace the play equipment which is in poor condition and in desperate need of modernising.

“We have already secured grant funding for the project and we are aiming to raise the final amount needed to complete the project at the festival.

“Please come along and join in the festivities and help us to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.”

The committee runs the Stoke Ferry Playing Field Trust, a charity body which aims to promote use of the village’s facilities.

The festival will take place on the playing field between 1pm and 9pm next Saturday.

And organisers have said that a surprise special guest will be there to open the festivities.

Organisers are also promising live music and lots of fun for the family, as well as a barbecue and a beer tent.