We want to add a sea-saw and a climbing frame with a slide as they appeal to the largest age range and ability and are robust and easy to maintain.
Help us in our efforts to make Jenny’s Park (known officially as Duncan Stewart Park) a fun and attractive park for families with children and for teenagers to enjoy by donating to our crowdfund. This would greatly benefit the local community now and in the future.
Duncan Stewart Park (known locally as Jennys Park) was once the main park within Bonnybridge. It hosted Gala Days (which the community are aiming to restart in 2017) and Community Events. It was frequently used by families with children and teenagers.
However, over the years some of the play equipment has become tired and one particular piece was vandalized. As the vandalized play equipment was nearing its end of life it was removed by Falkirk Council and not replaced.
Falkirk Council have stated that although Jenny’s Park has been identified as a Priority 1 for improvement, they do not have the budget to carry out the improvements, but the Council will support Bonnybridge Community Council if we find the funding to purchase new play equipment. Falkirk Council will maintain the new play equipment and clean up and paint the existing play equipment to bring the park back to its former glory.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Play Again in Jenny's Park" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can now donate to the Play Again in Jenny's Park project by TEXT. Just text the project code (BONN54) plus an amount to 70070 – for example: 'BONN54 £5' to donate £5. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
With thanks to the support of The Co-op Local Community Fund for supporting this project with start-up funding.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.