St Paul's Adventure Playground appeals for community's support

September 29 2017

APE Project CIC are crowdfunding to raise £30,000 to save St Paul's Adventure Playground.

APE Project CIC are crowdfunding to raise £30,000 to save St Paul's Adventure Playground.

Anna Lowther-Harris, chair of directors at APE Project said: “We have taken on the mammoth task of running the site without any funding from the council. We need your help to keep this place open! 

“We are appealing to the people of St Paul's and wider Bristol to help turn our vision into reality. Please read our justgiving page, share & donate what you can.”

The playground used to be a vibrant community hub in the heart of St Paul's but is now in real need of some TLC in order to fully support local children, young people, and parents by providing a safe, nourishing play space - the only properly equipped outdoor playground in the area. Local mums, dads, and carers - many of whom grew up on the playground - are desperate to breathe life back into the place and create a warm, welcoming environment for their children to spend time after-school, on the weekends, and during the holidays.

The project celebrated its 10th anniversary in September with a party. Lots of children and families came along to enjoy spin painting, drumming workshops, a fire pit, crazy bikes, smoothie making, facepaints, circus skills, and adventure play.

The Adventure Playground, based at St Thomas Street near the M32, will be reopening to the public on Thursdays and Fridays, 3.30pm-6.30pm and Saturdays 2pm-6.30pm.

 

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/st-pauls-adventure-playground