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Playscape News – May 2020 Newsletter

We’re very fortunate that, as a charity, we can keep the project functioning even in #lockdown. As with most people, we’ve got to grips with Zoom and have had to adjust plans in light of governmental advice. As you know we’re big advocates of outdoor play, but to keep our community safe, it has been…

Playscape News – April 2020 Newsletter

As you know, we are big advocates of outdoor play, but to keep our whole community safe it’s vital that we all support the measures to protect our local communities from COVID-19, and unfortunately this includes the closure of playgrounds. Great Shelford Parish Council have therefore updated their rules for use of the recreation ground….

Playscape News – March 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – A Space to thrive A recent review of nearly 400 papers that focus on health, well-being and social integration reveals the benefits that parks and green spaces have for people and communities. The Space to Thrive Report, conducted by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield, found that access to parks…

Playscape News – February 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – Who Are We and What Are We Doing? We’ve been around for a while, but we thought it worth introducing ourselves again and updating everyone. Who, What, Why? Hi! We’re a local charity run my volunteers championing the complete transformation of the rather sorry playground into an inclusive and exciting Playscape. We want…

Playscape News – January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us last year, with a special shout out to Nicola and her family who raised £168 with donations from their wonderful Christmas Lights Display. We were also delighted to receive a generous gift of £1000 in December too, which we are very grateful for….

Playscape News – December 2019 Newsletter

Raise free funds for Playscape with your Christmas Shopping! Help make our Christmas a merry one by simply signing up to Give As You Live for when you shop online. It’s free to use and they are partnered with over 4000 big named shops that pay a percentage to your chosen charity when you buy from them…

Playscape News – November 2019 Newsletter

More funds for an Inclusive Playscape We were delighted to receive a generous donation of £5000 over the summer and raise a further £4400 from the fantastic Fun Run in September. This is great news for our campaign to bring an inclusive and inspiring playscape to the Village. Master Plan Progress The new services transformed…

Playscape News – October 2019 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2019 – The Results What a beautiful day and so fantastic to see the village out in force! The chip timing company found us this year (!) bringing with it zippy new technology that made checking in a breeze and results pretty instantaneous with text messages after the race. The new feast…

Playscape News – September 2019 Newsletter

SUPPORT PLAYSCAPE BY SUPPORTING THE FUN RUN! Sunday 15th September, 10.30am, Great Shelford Rec Elite runners, fun runners, families, walkers, we need you! Come and enjoy a satisfying 5km run on closed roads through the beautiful Shelford Villages. Thanks to our amazing sponsors all proceeds from the registration fees go straight to funding an inspiring…

Playscape News – August 2019 Newsletter

Can you help us? When we set up Great Shelford Playscape our aims were to consult with the local community, commission an inspiring design and raise funds to realise this vision. It’s become apparent, however, that this is more than a capital project and that there is another vital role we can play in the…

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