Playscape News – August 2016 Newsletter

Playscape Needs You!

It was great to see so many of you at the Shelford Feast – your support is crucial in realising a new playscape for our village, thank you so much for all your help so far!

Playscape Stall


In case you missed us, here are some things you can do to help:

  • Sign up for Playscape’s Sponsored Abseil down St Mary’s Church Tower! This is a fantastic opportunity to test your nerve and courage whilst raising funds for this great local cause. Put Saturday 1st October 2016 in your diary and register here. Registration fees are £25 for adults, £15 for 10-17 year-olds, and your goal is to raise a minimum of £100 each – our top fundraiser for It’s a Knockout managed a fantastic £1500! Just think what 40 of you could do for our village if you managed a third of that total.
  • Sign up for Give As You Live and nominate Great Shelford Playscape. Simply by shopping online you get companies to donate a percentage to us.
  • Sell your unwanted items for charity. Enough stuff? Then how about a clear out and an auction on eBay? Select ‘Donate a proportion to charity’ when listing your item and we will receive whatever percentage of the sale price you choose. So far we’ve raised over £100 in this way!
  • Join our Fun Run committee and help bring back a much-loved Village Event in 2017 whilst simultaneously raising funds for the rec.
  • Are you a Fundraising or Event expert? We need your help to hone our fundraising strategy, either through a one-off meeting or in a more dedicated way.


committee pic 2We have an enthusiastic committee of volunteers, but this is a big project and we need all the support you can offer us. Help and suggestions are always gratefully received; if you have the time and can join us on a more permanent basis (especially when it comes to fundraising) or you would like to help run a one-off event, then please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!


Eleanor McCrone

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