Donations needed to keep kids play project

December 22 2014

FRIENDS of Horfield Common is calling on the public for donations to help support the return of outdoor play opportunities for children and young people.

FRIENDS of Horfield Common is calling on the public for donations to help support the return of outdoor play opportunities for children and young people.
The group needs to raise at least £10k to secure the return of the APE Project, which saw up to 40 children attending every session last summer.
FOHC has turned to crowdfunding platform fundsurfer.com to reach their target, which will afford them around 39 weeks of creative workshops and activities for youngsters.
In return for donation, people will receive a gift. Donating £20, the person receives a limited edition, artist designed children's t-shirt; £50, a unique framed photograph of their child at an APE Project play session; £200, a VIP forest skills and cook-out session for all the family.
Other gifts are also available.
In day-to-day terms, donating £50 would be the equivalent of paying less than £1.30 a session for one child.
FOHC spokesperson said: "This is a brilliant opportunity, and in terms of value for money - it would be difficult to find anything that comes close.
"These weekly sessions give local children a chance to get away from the screen, take some risks outdoors, and learn through craft, co-operation, creative and adventurous play - which they also love. But we can't do it without your support and donations."
They have until December 31 to raise the money.
To pledge support, donate via www.fundsurfer.com/project/ape-project-stay-and-play-sessions