Over time Haddenham Pre-School's outdoor play area has started to look a bit sad and unloved! It currently consists of very basic, old and uninspiring play equipment and is well overdue for an upgrade. Our climbing frame has finally called it a day after 15+ years of service and has recently been dismantled. We also have a very messy 'flowerbed' in the middle of the playground which we would like to remove and replace with play equipment.
Our Manager, Susie, had this to say about the project:
"At Haddenham pre-school we recognise the importance of outdoor play and
the unique opportunities it provides. Unfortunately , over recent years
our outdoor area has begun to look dated, and no longer fit for purpose,
meaning some of it has needed removing!! We would love your support so
we can invest in new equipment to enhance the children's physical and
imaginative skills. Help us to bring back that spark to our outdoor
The project aims to revitalise the Pre-Shool's playground by installing new and exciting play equipment. In total, we hope to raise £6000 to carry out this work. We have applied for a £5000 Calor grant which, if successful, will enable us to purchase a fantastic commercial grade play tower/climbing frame and some other amazing play equipment to really liven up our space! Funds raised through the crowdfunding appeal will go towards purchasing and installing a beautiful wooden play boat which we anticipate will provide hours of fun for the children.
We have already been fortunate enough to obtain a grant earlier this year from Haddenham Charities to carry out essential repairs to our playground surface, this has been the first step in improving the area, the new play equipment will be the next step in making our playground fit-for-purpose and fabulous!
Who Will Benefit?
Local children from the villages of Haddenham, Aldreth and Wilburton will benefit from this project.
The revamped play area will provide children with much improved opportunities for exercise and imaginative play, bringing many benefits to their physical and mental health.
The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced the huge importance of outdoor play for children's wellbeing and resilience. The Pre-school has always encouraged children to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible and this has been even more important during the pandemic. We believe this project is very timely and will provide local children with a fantastic outdoor play experience for many years to come.
The completion of the project will enhance the Pre-School's offering to future generations of children and better align with our mission to provide children with a stimulating environment in which they can develop and thrive emotionally, socially, physically and educationally.
How can you help?
Please support us by donating to our crowdfunding appeal or with likes and shares via the link at the top of the page (please login or sign up before doing so). We will receive 1 point for every like and share and 10 points for every donation. Even a £1 donation will get us 10 points! Those with the most points go in to the finals to be in with a chance of winning a £5000 Calor Rural Community Fund grant!
The more widely this is shared the more chance we have of getting in to the finals. So please share with everyone you can think of, including family, friends and work colleagues.
Thank you for your support!