Yesterday, in Central Park, Boston the new swing for Children with a disability was officially opened. The event was attended by pupils and staff from John Fielding Community Special School along with all the people and groups that enabled the swing to happen.

Richard Gamman, Head Teacher at John Fielding said “I can see the children at our school using the park much more frequently now the swing has been installed. It has opened the park to our children. I would like to take this opportunity to say that we are extremely grateful to all those who made it happen.”

Those groups, along with us, who made it happen were Local Hope who did a fantastic job raising over £12k through car boot sales, fun days and a kind donation of £1k from Chestnut Homes.

None of this could have happened without the permission from BTAC or the work put in by Fran Taylor at Boston Borough Council.

As the Boston Big Local group, we are so pleased that we were able to help with a donation of around £7k to this project which is part of our £19k investment in increasing play opportunities in the Boston Town Center Area over a two-year period.

From the first child to play on the swing, with his smile and joy, it was clear it had more than paid for itself in less than a minute. Everything now, moving forward with the swing, is a bonus.

A big thank you to all involved and we are pleased to have played our part in opening the park to more people.

If we can help you or any other groups in the Boston Town Centre Area to make a goal happen through funding, please do contact us. Boston Big Local is a group of residents who have over a £1m from the Lottery to spend in the town centre area over 10 year period.