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Armley Playbox crowdfunding appeal tops £1,000 mark

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide play for children (and adults) in an Armley park has passed the £1,000 mark.

Money to fund Playbox, which is based in a shipping container in Charlie Cake Park, has come mainly from local residents in just 28 days.

So far this summer, Playbox has run activities including weekly Friday night Lark in the Park barbeques, run a tiling project to cover old park benches, and held art clubs, music sessions, sack races and lots more in the park.

Playbox is run by Armley resident Emma Bearman, who Tweeted her thanks:

All funds will go directly to improving the experience of play and creativity for the generations of people who want to play and create, and enable more volunteers to share opening the playbox to the community on a more frequent basis. Some of the money has already bought a robust community noticeboard at the container.

The Dispatch featured Charlie Cake Park and it’s history (and future) earlier this week.

To donate, or find out more about how to help out in other ways, head over to GoFundMe.

Meanwhile, a den-making event held by Playbox and run by Farsley-based Scrap in Charlie Cake Park proved a big success yesterday afternoon. Scrap is a social enterprise focused on helping the environment by reusing waste materials from businesses as resources for art and play.

Check out the Tweets below:


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