Burntisland community rallies round for Spider Park project

Showmen from Burntisland fairground enjoy a fundraising night out
Showmen from Burntisland fairground enjoy a fundraising night out
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The community in Burntisland has been rallying round to help fundraise to upgrade a playpark on the town’s Links.

Following on from a massive fundraising exercise which has helped pay for play equipment for children with additional needs to the west of the Links, residents, traders and visitors have now turned their attention to raising money to replace play equipment in the nearby Spider Park.

Several pieces of faulty and old equipment was removed from the park after it was found to be dangerous or no longer fit for purpose.

The only thing left in the area was the spider climbing frame, which the park has taken its name from.

In recent months there have been a number of fundraising ventures to help towards the £3500 target needed to replace the equipment for the previously popular play area.

Mike Lewis, owner of The Crown in Burntisland bravely took on and successfully completed a sponsored bungee jump in June and raised £445 for the cause, while the showmen and women who are currently based at Burntisland Fairground over the summer months had a fundraising night out together in The Star Tavern, Burntisland and raised £260.

There is also a quiz night organised on Friday, August 26 at 7.30pm in The Jubilee Tavern which organisers hope as many people as possible will attend.

Morag Douglas, a member of Burntisland Community Council, which is leading the fundraising campaign, said: “We are now nearly halfway to our community fundraising target and the community is very much behind it. We would be happy to hear from any others who would like to help.”