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Hainsworth Park fundraiser extended as Farsley community rallies

An appeal to raise cash to create a new outdoor adventure area in Farsley’s Hainsworth Park has been extended by three weeks.

The Friends of Hainsworth Park group is marking the park’s centenary with plans to build a natural landscaped play area for physical and adventurous play next to the existing playpark.

Equipment could include a climbing frame, trim trails, wobble boards, a junior basket swing and stepping stones, as well as a path through the centre. The area would be grassed and have a pathway but also needs improved drainage to avoid it getting waterlogged.

Friends member Chris Dunne said the appeal had so far raised more than £7,000 and added:

“We’ve had a great response from both Farsley individuals and businesses. The momentum has been good.

“It’s been touching to see generous support from businesses like local pubs, who have had a really tough year.

“Every pound given will help improve the quality of facilities on the park.”

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So far 168 supporters have donated money to the cause. As previously reported by WLD, the Friends group have so raised more than £30,000 through a variety of grants in addition to their fundraiser, which they hope will net an additional £15,000.

The crowdfunding appeal can be found here.

Hainsworth Park was donated by mill owners the Hainsworth family to the Farsley community 100 years ago.

WLD reported last week that Robert Hainsworth – the great grandson of the great AW Hainsworth – has continued his family’s support for the park by backing the appeal.

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