Viking ship sets sail after £22,000 fundraising campaign
PUBLISHED: 11:58 13 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 13 July 2018
A £22,000 Viking ship play centre has been officially launched at Sheringham’s Cromer Road playground, by the team of local youngsters who helped to paint it.
The wooden boat, which has a dragon’s head bow and tunnels, ladders and a climbing wall, is dedicated to former Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson, who died last year.
It was decorated by children at Sheringham complex needs school Woodfields, who worked with artist Colin Seal to paint signs and Viking shields.
The play centre, which is the result of a three-year campaign by Sheringham Playpark Revamp Group, was funded by a £10,000 North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund grant, a £2,000 grant from Sheringham Town Council, and £10,000 raised by the group through events and donations.
District councillor Judy Oliver, who helped with the Big Society Fund bid, said: “It is just fantastic, it’s a real community project.”
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