The League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital have presented a cheque for £1,500 to Crewkerne Action for the Disabled. The money will go towards CAD’s project to provide a low level basket swing at Henhayes playground, that can be used by disabled children. Chairman of the League of Hospital Friends Ron Bond said: “When the League heard about this project we invited CAD chairman David James to come along to a meeting to apply for funds towards the purchase of equipment, which will cost around £5,000.
“I’m proud that the League of Friends were able to respond so quickly, to help such a good cause.” CAD chairman David James said:” I am delighted with this donation from the League of Friends. It will kick start our fundraising campaign.” Although there is already a basket swing in the new playground area at Henhayes, the new swing will be lower and have an easy access path leading to it, so that wheelchairs do not have to be pushed over rough uneven ground to get to it.
At the presentation ceremony Ron Bond said: “For many years now, very little equipment has been provided at Henhayes that is suitable for less able children. Hopefully, the support given by the League of Friends to CAD and their project, means a step in the right direction.” Crewkerne Action for the Disabled (CAD) which works to make Crewkerne a more disabled friendly town, have recently raised money to provide two wheelchair accessible picnic tables, to be installed at the Henhayes recreational field and playground.