WOKING-based charity LinkAble is struggling to raise funds to repair its popular playground.

Nearly 200 children, teens and adults with learning disabilities or autism are supported every year at the specially adapted centre in Woking.

It has a large outdoor playground which provides a safe place to play outside all year round. The charity’s specially trained staff ensure that all children can enjoy the space, regardless of their disabilities or needs.

“The playground’s flooring area has seen a lot of use since it was installed in 2013, and it now needs to be repaired,” said LinkAble’s CEO, Alison Keely.

“Two areas of flooring need replacing to ensure children can enjoy the space for years to come.

“By replacing these two areas now, we can pay a lower cost of £1,750. This is rather than the £7,000 it would cost to have the whole area resurfaced if it was left it to degrade further.’’

She added: “We are so thankful to everyone who has donated so far, our crowd fundraising is just over halfway there. However, donations have slowed down, so we urge anyone who hasn’t donated yet to please do so.

“Your donation will have a direct impact on Woking’s learning-disabled children.”

LinkAble has been supporting children and adults with learning disabilities for more than 30 years, and believes that all disabled people should have the same opportunity as their non-disabled peers to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

For more details, and to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/linkable-playground.

“Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a significant impact,” said Alison.