Swing by and give Roma toddlers something to smile about

FUN RAISING: Zac Chappel and his big sister Ella will be at the fundraising launch later on this afternoon.
FUN RAISING: Zac Chappel and his big sister Ella will be at the fundraising launch later on this afternoon. Jordan Philp

ROMA mums will unite this afternoon to bring their toddlers better play equipment... And you're invited!

The joint effort between a mum's playgroup and the Roma Lions will see the launch of fundraising this afternoon for new playground equipment at the town's park.

For one-year-old Zac Chappel, playground equipment is essential to having a fun time.

That hasn't stopped him taking to the see saw and spring horses, but his mother Shannon said there needs to be more.

"The most toddler friendly park in Roma is at McDonald's really," Ms Chappel said.

"More equipment, especially for the younger kids would be great, it means they're occupied and can join in on the fun."

Zac's big sister Ella, 3, said she wanted some more equipment so her brother can join in.

The mothers and Roma Lions Club will kick off their fundraising with an afternoon in the park day from 2-5pm today. 

The groups have a long way to go with the park expected to cost about $100,000.

Roma Lions' David Knowles said the public was welcome to bring their ideas for the new design.

"We're looking at getting rubber flooring to replace the sand, that alone can cost $20,000-$30, 000," Mr Knowles said.

Other concept designs include a fence and adding the toddler friendly equipment.

This afternoon at the Lions Park there will be live music, food, drinks and kids activities.

For more information, phone Aileen on 0427392955.

Topics:  children fundraising lions park playground roma

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