Jane Kircher - We salute your Memory - A Brave and Wonderful woman. Our Green Flag at Half Mast today in her memory and Honour
Jane Kircher, our local heroine, died today after a long courageous fight against cancer. She formed the Grandparents and Parents Play Association (GAPPA) in September 2014 with an ambition to bring better and more accessible play equipment to Halesworth Town Park.
Months of fundraising followed, and Jane with her GAPPA team secured enough to fund the new equipment in its entirety, through donations and grants provided by Halesworth Town Council, Co-op community Fund, One Foundation and Flagship in addition to a number of local businesses.
The new equipment, which includes a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, a basket swing and two units comprising slides and climbing equipment, cost over £42,000.
Luckily Jane, despite months of intensive treatment, was able to see her dream realised. The play area is now rightly called The Jane Kircher Play Park in acknowledgement of Jane's sterling work with her GAPPA group.
All is not finished yet and a new Trim Trail will soon be in place (a series of low level planks, climbing net, stepping stones etc) within the existing play area, on the right hand side around the play roundabout. We hope too, that there will be a Granny Seat in Jane's memory with a scented rose of remembrance near it.