£55,000 to help fund new play unit at rainbow park


An online crowdfunding project has been launched to help raise £55,000 to restore a popular play unit at rainbow park in Sandown.

The unit, that failed a recent safety inspection, was originally installed by the Jenkins family in memory of Steven Jenkins, a 6 year old child who sadly lost his battle to cancer.

Hannah Jenkins, the person who started the Just giving appeal said

“We are raising money to replace a play unit that is suitable for all children of all abilities which includes those with varying disabilities.

“The unit was removed from the Steven Jenkins Rainbow Playground in Sandown after an inspection deemed it no longer safe and due to lack of funds cannot be replaced by sandown town council. My parents and the local community raised around £80,000 back in 1999-2001 to build the playground in memory of my brother Steven Jenkins who sadly passed away age 6 due to an aggressive cancer.

“This playground is used by hundreds of people and the unit is a huge loss as you will see when you next visit the playground. We are desperate to raise this money and get the unit replaced. We have had four quotes for units and the cost is around £55,000 including delivery and installation.

“This is a huge amount of money but we know the public will be behind us and we are confident we can do this!! 🙂

To make a donation or host your own fundraising event please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hannah-jenkins-2