Coastal community crowdfunds 24 tonnes of sand to reopen play park
Porthtowan playground reopened ahead of half term after raising £1,395 from the Crowd
When a playground in the beautiful Cornish village of Porthtowan opened in August 2013, it became an instant hit with the local children.
However, sea winds from the Cornish coast had blown away much of the sand, making the surface dangerously compact and shallow.
And as a result, a week before half term, the playground was forced to close for safety reasons.