Rebuild The Playground Of Wells

Rebuild The Playground Of Wells

Tragically, the brand new playground in Wells Recreation Ground play area has been set on fire. Let's rebuild it!

We did it!

On 31st Dec 2016 we successfully raised £6,617 with 192 supporters in 56 days

Tragically, only days after opening, the brand new playground in Wells Recreation Ground play area has been set on fire.

Years of campaigning, planning, negotiations and the beautiful Castle themed play area - gone in seconds. With your help we can quickly rebuild and improve the safety of the play area to make a safe and welcoming environment for children and families.

A Place For The Community

The Fire 

The joys of Bonfire Night in the City of Wells, Somerset came to a very upsetting and distressing end when four years of planning, negotiation and construction went up in flames. When Police confirmed it was an arson attack it compounded the shock and disbelief of residents across Somerset. 

Two fire engines were despatched from Wells but the structure was beyond saving.

This Crowdfunder appeal was set up to assist in the reconstruction and to improve the playground safety to make it a safe and welcoming area. Including better CCTV, Lighting, Improved seating and visibility. All funds raised will be given directly to this cause.

"I don't know how I'm going to break the news to my girls" Kerry Devane, Wells.

The play area had only just opened and the heartbreak and disappointment among the children and families of Wells and visitors was a painful blow.

Wells Rallies

Wells is a indeed a strong community with real heart and residents have a true sense of being part of where they live. After the initial upset and anger, individuals, families and business from across Somerset and further afield rallied together with offers of help to solve the issue as quickly as possible.

"Let's show what the people of Wells are really about - and turn this tragedy into a triumph." Ella Broderick, Wells resident

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