Community at the Heart of Operations at McCartan

Community at the Heart of Operations at McCartan

Abigail Staniforth
29th November 2019

Local letting agent Hannah McCartan, MD of McCartan Lettings in Killay, has successfully completed her challenge to raise enough funds for a fence installed around the children’s play area in Dunvant Park.

Wales Online produced a short video on the project:

(Click here to watch the video on YouTube instead)

Hannah joined forces with Friends of Dunvant Park last October when they put out a Facebook appeal.

Hannah raised almost half of the £8,000 required to get the fence made and installed by completing a 44-mile charity swim and organising a quiz at the Commercial Pub in Killay. Many local businesses from Killay and Dunvant attended as teams at the pub quiz, which itself raised over £2,500.

The rest of the funds were provided by Councillors Louise Gibbard and Jennifer Raynor.

Councillor Gibbard said “it was crucial that the playground had the necessary fencing around it. From the outset of our election, Councillor Raynor and I wanted to help local groups and improve community facilities. So it was a priority to get the fencing in.

Local people have said they didn’t feel safe coming into the park – dogs had been running into the children’s play park and the children had been able to run out of it. Putting the fencing up was some-thing we were keen to deliver along with the Friends.”

Hannah McCartan said “It [Dunvant Park] is such an amazing community space that wasn’t being utilised to its potential. When the Friends of Dunvant Park said they wanted to raise funds to get a fence put in, I knew this was a project I could help with.

Now the fence is in, its great that we can keep the dogs out and the children in. It creates a much safer and more enjoyable environment for children and families.

I would like to thank everyone who supported us in our local community in making this happen and a special thank you to South Wales Fencing Ltd in Skewen who kindly undertook the work for us.”

If you would like to make a positive difference for Dunvant Park either with fundraising plans, being part of the committee, or by sharing positive ideas, you can click here to email Hannah. You can also support the Friends of Dunvant Park by following them on Facebook.

Source: Swansea Labour Councillors

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