Bingo night raises £1k for play equipment

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 November 2019

Portishead Primary School raised £1,000 for new play equipment.

Portishead Primary School raised £1,000 for new play equipment.

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More than £1,000 was raised for a Portishead school at a family bingo night.

Portishead Primary School hosted the fundraiser in October, raising £1,013 to put towards new play equipment.

The cash raised will be spent repairing the school's Pirate Island wooden play area, with the coffers boosted by a £500 donation from the Port Marine Co-op shop.

Headteacher Richard Riordan said: "Pirate Island has given thousands of Portishead Primary pupils years and years of play-time fun.

"Parts of it have been replaced as the wood has been damaged by weather, but now it needs serious repair or replacing."

Jude Woodcock, chairman of the Friends of Portishead Primary School, added: "We absolutely love putting on events like this.

"It was great to see the children in school with their families to do something a bit different.

"We are really grateful to all our guests, volunteers and sponsors."

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