Community Fund: community playgrounds, Co. Clare

County Clare Playground 1

Over 45 local causes across Co. Clare share donation of €15,000 thanks to customer votes in the Tesco Community Fund

Clare customers swing votes to support three local community playgrounds

In Clare alone, over 45 local good causes have shared a donation of €15,000 since the launch of the Tesco Community Fund initiative last year.

Tesco customers across Clare have been quick to show their support for their local community areas, voting to support more Community Playground’s than any other county. The Adventure Community Playground in Labasheeda, Kilbaha Playground and Kilkee Playground each received a boost from the Tesco Community Fund, having been nominated and backed by the local community.

The community of Co. Clare has been driving the development of these three community playgrounds for a number of years, working to create safe, social hubs for local children in the area – the true meaning of community spirit. The outdoor areas were refurbished solely from donations and local fundraising showing how every little really does help.

Janet Haugh, one of the organisers behind Kilbaha playground said: Kilbaha Playground was built in 2012 by a group of 7 mothers who wanted to create a safe play facility for children and a place that children and adults can make new friends in the beautiful surrounds overlooking Kilbaha Bay.  Playgrounds need insurance, maintenance and upkeep every year, and initiatives like Tesco Community Fund help us achieve this.”