Play­cen­tre has a Christ­mas wish

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Jo­ce­lyn Rein

A Free­mans Bay play­cen­tre hopes a fundraiser this week­end will help fill its wish list for new equip­ment.

The cen­tre, on the cor­ner of Franklin Rd and Welling­ton St, is still re-es­tab­lish­ing its num­bers af­ter be­ing shut down for five months in 2006.

The play­cen­tre had to move tem­po­rar­ily to al­low Auck­land City Coun­cil, owner of the site, to com­plete main­te­nance. Many fam­i­lies found the new lo­ca­tion too far away.

Since re-open­ing later in the same year, num­bers have been steadily in­creas­ing.

The play­cen­tre will hold a cake stall and garage sale this Satur­day.

Par­ent Kitt Lit­tle­john says some of the money raised will go to­wards buy­ing new equip­ment and toys as some of the cur­rent ones are past their use-by date.

Old, good-qual­ity wooden toys will be sold for bar­gain prices.

He says it’s also an op­por­tu­nity for fam­i­lies looking for a play­cen­tre in the area to come and have a look.

The garage sale will be held at the cen­tre from 9am un­til 2pm.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Play time: Free­mans Bay Play­cen­tre par­ent Kitt Lit­tle­john, with his chil­dren Felix, 8 months, and Kiri, 2, hopes a fundraiser will help buy some new toys and equip­ment.

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