Children who use wheelchairs will now be able to join in the fun at the playground after a new inclusive swing was installed in Chirk.

The swing, which is situated at the playground in Chapel Lane, is a special inclusive piece of equipment which allows wheelchair users to participate in playground activities safely.

Chirk Community Forum raised funds to purchase the £10,500 piece of equipment, which is now installed and ready for use.

Chairman of the community forum, Jackie Allen, said she believes it is great to have the swing based in the town.

She said: “I think it’ll be a tremendous benefit for Chirk and the surrounding areas.

“The nearest disabled play equipment available to the public prior to the installation was based in Caernarfon.

“It will be great for the community.”

Money was raised through the Airbus and Leader Community Awards, which the forum entered and secured a £7,000 grant from, as well as money from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

More money came from fundraising events such as quizzes, while other donations helped the forum to the total required.

Jackie added: “It was a team effort by members of the forum [to secure the funding] who were supported by councillors in the area.

“If we find the swing gets lots of use, the forum will look for funding for more inclusive playground equipment.

“The swing will soon be officially opened with representatives from Tesco and Airbus in attendance.

“Our thanks go to Airbus and the Leader newspaper and everyone who voted for us to secure the £7,000 grant, and also to Tesco and everyone who supported us through the Bags of Help scheme.”