Pathways 2 Play Appeal

The Pathways 2 Play Appeal aims to raise £100,000 towards a range of inclusive and sensory playground equipment for the Tim Lamb Centre garden. The plans include a wheelchair-accessible pathway, to connect both the existing and new equipment.  The pathway will incorporate a section of textured sensory paving with a range of interactive and sensory panels alongside it.  The addition of all-season safety surfacing around the existing swing area, to combat waterlogging, is also a priority.

Fundraising Achievements so far…

 Relocate Fencing & Remove Animal Enclosure

 Two New Specialist Swing Seats  

Cruise Line

Wheelchair Accessible Swing

Inclusive Sensory Tower

Two New Interactive Play Panels  

Still on our wish list…

◊  Wheelchair-accessible roundabout.    ◊  Wheelchair accessible path & sensory pathway.

◊  Safety Surfacing.    ◊  Interactive Sensory Play Panels.    ◊  Privacy Screening

Raised so far
£0
towards £100,000 target

Work in Progress…

Work is now well underway in the Tim Lamb Centre garden.  Some preliminary work has already been completed.  This includes relocating fencing behind the swing area and the removal of the old animal enclosure.  Two new specialist swing seats have also been installed.

On receipt of a very generous grant from The Sun 50 Fund, we wasted no time and made our first big-ticket purchase.  Our new Crusie Line was shipped in from America and preparation work on the installation has now begun.

Cruise Line

In addition to the Crusie Line, we are also having a new wheelchair accessible swing fitted, which was kindly funded by the Morrisons Foundation.

Coming Soon…

We are delighted to have recently received a £20,000 grant from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, which is funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.  This award will fund a brand new Inclusive Sensory Tower.  Features will include a wheelchair-accessible ramp leading to octagon-shaped platforms, containing interactive play panels. At the top of the structure will be a double-width slide, designed to assist with stand-to-transfer access.  There will also be a small set of stairs (with handles) aiming to provide an element of ‘challenge’ for children learning to climb steps.

Manufacturing of the custom build tower is underway and we anticipate delivery and installation in March.

Link to Morrisons Foundation
Link to The Sun/50
Link to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

Next Steps 4 our PATHways 2 Play Appeal…

As the funding is in place for three of our large playground items, we wanted to step up our efforts to raise the final £30K towards our £100,000 fundraising target.  Once this money is raised, we will be able to buy the wheelchair accessible roundabout and install a wheelchair-accessible path and sensory pathway around our garden area.  We will also be able to fit all-season safety surfacing under our existing swing area and if we raise a little extra we can potentially fit the all-season safety surfacing around our other existing equipment too!

We have a very muddy problem to solve!!! 

The wheelchair-accessible pathway and all-season surfacing are essential to our plans.  Our garden area is lovely in the summer months, it is a safe and secure place for disabled children to play.  However, during the autumn and winter months, the field becomes very waterlogged.  Inevitably, the park then becomes inaccessible to our wheelchair users and a rather messy, wet experience for everyone else.

Garden Plan

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Still on our wish list…

Increasing the range of interactive and sensory play panels we have in our garden, would be a huge boost for our children with sensory difficulties.   They can provide auditory, visual and tactile experiences; and they are generally lots of fun too!

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