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Diggy Sticks woodland centre in Penwortham holds opening event

Posted on - 27th May, 2019 - 11:18am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Kid's stuff, Penwortham, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Toasting marshmallows at Diggy Sticksa
Toasting marshmallows at Diggy Sticksa

A new woodland centre held its opening event in Penwortham despite being trashed by vandals.

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Diggy Sticks Community Interest Company off Factory Lane saw more than 100 people visit.

The woodland centre gives children the chance to enjoy outdoor activities in a safe environment.

Krista Reynolds from the group said: “The launch was brilliant despite the weather.

“We raised around £300 from the raffle, cakes and more.

“This money will be used to purchase additional equipment enabling us to extend the activities on offer.

“I was overwhelmed with the turnout and overjoyed to see the space full of people engaged in playing out in the woods.

“A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped get Diggy Sticks ready for opening.”

Messy play in the woods
Messy play in the woods

The woodland area has been reclaimed by Diggy Sticks and will offer sessions for youngsters.

Claire Chambers who visited said: “We had such a great day. The kids certainly give it a massive thumbs up.”

Lee Anthony said: “My children loved it. Thank you and see you at the next one.”

Read more: Estate on a Plate project gives Preston communities a chance to thrive

More information on Diggy Sticks CIC and its opening times can be found on their Facebook page.

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