A fundraiser set up after a vandalism attack at a Dundee school has reached its target in a matter of hours.
Vandals wrecked a play area at Downfield Primary School late last week.
Play equipment and benches in the Haldane Crescent school’s grounds were damaged and vandals smashed a window. An outdoor kitchen area was also ransacked.
Police have appealed for witnesses.
A clean-up operation quickly began but it became apparent the damage was so extensive it would be costly to repair and replace everything.
John Anderson-McGuinness, chairman of the school’s Parent Partnership, set up a Crowdfunder to raise £1,000 and it quickly surpassed its goal.
Mr Anderson-McGuiness said: “Once we found out the extent of the damage, it became quite clear a tidy up wouldn’t be enough.
“The Parent Partnership was able to pass on £1,000 from our savings, but we were aware that does not go very far.
“After dialogue with the school and Parent Partnership members we set up a page in the afternoon and by about 8pm that night (Tuesday) it hit the target.
“So many generous people and companies have dug deep at a hard time financially for everyone. A lot of the donations have come from families with fondness for the nursery and wanted to help where they can.
“I don’t imagine the just over £2,000 will be able replace and fix everything but it will do a lot of good. We thank every one who dug deep especially at a time of financial hardship for everyone.
“Norman Jamieson, the lorry firm, donated the largest sum at £500 and it really goes to show how much support the general public have for children everywhere.”
Mr Anderson-McGuiness has had five children attend the nursery.