Fundraiser for playground hit by arson attack

A FUNDRAISING fancy-dress event is being held to raise money to help pay for repairs to an arson-hit playground.

Nearby residents were left shocked and angry after arsonists targeted the Shiremoor adventure playground last month, causing widespread damage.

The fundraising event is being held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

An estimated 200 parents and children are expected to take part in a 90 minute-long fancy-dress sponsored walk around Shiremoor, starting at 10am.

From noon onwards, a fun day will take place in the Brenkley Avenue playground.

It will be opened by borough mayor Linda Arkley.