New Ark fun event to boost funds

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

A FUNDRAIS­ING event is be­ing or­gan­ised in aid of the pop­u­lar New Ark Ad­ven­ture Play­ground in Peter­bor­ough.

Ally Hall (34), from Spald­ing, who used to en­joy go­ing to New Ark as a child back in the 1980s, is spear­head­ing the re­union event at the play­ground in Reeves Way on Satur­day, May 12.

She was in­spired to do her bit for the char­ity af­ter see­ing city en­tre­pre­neur Mike Greene do­nate £40,000 to New Ark on Chan­nel 4’s Se­cret Mil­lion­aire last year.

She said: “Sev­eral of us who used to at­tend dis­cussed the sit­u­a­tion New Ark is in and felt com­pelled to give some­thing back af­ter hav­ing had some great for­ma­tive years there.

“Mike Greene’s do­na­tion was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic but that money may not be enough to se­cure New Ark’s long-term fu­ture - the fa­cil­ity is 30 years old and needs up­dat­ing.

“I’m re­ally hop­ing the event will go some way to do­ing that.

“We don’t have a tar­get – we just want to raise as much as we can, and any­one with a con­nec­tion to New Ark is in­vited.”

The event, which will also be at­tended by Mr Greene, will run from 11am to 4pm and fea­ture stalls, games, ac­tiv­i­ties and dis­plays of old pho­to­graphs of New Ark.

There will also be a tombola and raf­fle with prizes in­clud­ing a week’s stay at a Florida villa. For more de­tails call Ally Hall on 07595 497678.

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