04th, Jun 2021
Kingsbridge Private Hospital donates funds to maintain upkeep of local play park in Grange.
Kingsbridge Private Hospital on Garden Hill in Sligo has donated 2000 euro from their Community Fund to North Sligo Playground based in Grange.
The play park has been opened now for around 9 years with a small group of parents volunteering as a committee to manage all aspects of maintaining it themselves which includes cutting the grass, planting flowers, equipment repair, insurance and keeping the playground to a high and safe standard.
Cllr Marie Casserly, the Committee Chairperson was delighted to accept the donation on behalf of the group and convey their thanks to Kingsbridge.
“The donation couldn’t have come at a better time as fundraising has been extremely difficult, especially during Covid and restrictions. We have always fundraised ourselves through bag packing at the local supermarket, cake sales and approaching local businesses to see if they can help.
“It is a great facility used by local schools and people passing through from Donegal, so we are very proud of it. It has integrated aesthetically well into the surrounding park and has also consolidated Grange village, attracting many visitors, increasing tourism and business. Our community has been fantastic at supporting us, but this 2000 euro has just been a bonus”, said Cllr Casserly.
Jennifer McLaughlin, General Manager at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Sligo was delighted that the hospital Community Fund could get behind such a project.
“The playground in Grange, North Sligo looks like such a well-used space and I’m told by our own staff who bring their children along daily to enjoy the amenities, that it’s an invaluable focal point for children to meet, play and develop their physical, emotional, and social skills”.
North Sligo Playground is a registered charity and anyone who would like to donate further to the upkeep and maintenance of the park can go to their GoFundMe page
Pictured above: Jennifer McLaughlin, General Manager and Denise Hogan, Staff Nurse at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo with Cllr Marie Casserly, the Committee Chairperson