Nursery holds pumpkin party to celebrate new pedestrian crossing

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Kiln Farm Nursery in Suffolk held a fundraising pumpkin party to celebrate the opening of a new pedestrian crossing near a busy junction.

The party, which was held on Saturday, included pony rides, raffles, stalls and pumpkin carving. In total,  £358 was raised for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Ruth Goudy, who runs the nursery with her husband Paul, said she wanted to celebrate the “wonderful” new crossing as it benefits her customers and helps them cross the road safely.

Mrs Goudy decided to celebrate with a pumpkin party because pumpkins are popular with the nursery around Halloween and because she “wanted to give something back to the community”.

She added how the party was “a chance for people to have fun in the fresh air, celebrate the opening and help a charity too.”

The new crossing was funded with £1,776 from Kesgrave Town Council and £30,000 from county councillors Robert Whiting and Christopher Hudson’s budget.

Mr Whiting said the crossing would improve road safety and make the facilities more accessible to the public. He added that the celebration was a fitting way to mark its completion.

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