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Theydon Bois run down community playground in need of love


The playground is a main hub in our community – it not only benefits 2-11yr olds but their carers, parents and family members that visit with them, providing a place to meet others, make friends, and build relationships. OneFamily support would enable the playground at Theydon association to purchase much needed, more inclusive equipment.

Our goals:

  • The community award will enable our charity to provide not only a playground in an ever diminishing facility but also a more inclusive one with equipment that provides more play and social opportunities for disadvantaged and less abled children.
  • To reinstate the facilities available to the 2-11yr olds and their carers in the community. Currently there are 4 large pieces of equipment left in what was once an award winning facility. These remaining pieces are rotting and in need of constant repair
  • Restoring the area to its former glory of an award winning facility, one the community can be proud of. Not letting the space be put at risk of redevelopment for housing or similar projects.
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How we will achieve our goals

Without this award we would not be able to purchase the much needed equipment to create a play haven for the ever growing population of young families in Theydon Bois. The existing facility, what’s left of it, has little shelf life left. When this has perished there’ll be no go-to place for young families within 3.5miles -accessible only by car.

Where the money will go

Together we will provide a safe secure play haven for young children from all walks of life providing them with opportunities to improve their health , well being and spiritual being in a social, interactive and exciting space where the equipment will stimulate imagination and physicality. Where families can share precious moments together.

Latest updates

How we spread the word

4 September 2017

Well over the last few weeks we have worked tirelessly to spread the word for support. The charity c…

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Sad times

4 August 2017

The committee and further volunteers from the community spring into action as two large pieces of pl…

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Great Work Nicola! X

  2. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Thank you, the committee of 10 parents work really hard to keep this playground going we empty the bins, trim hedges clear litter, fix the equipment, fundraise around the calendar ….. but now the equipment is beyond repair which is why we desperately need the money xx

  3. Posted on August 9, 2017

    What a great cause and well done to all those on the committee for all the hard work you put into such a loved community facility. It’d be so sad to see it deteriorate further even go for good. Keep up the hard work x

  4. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Thank you for all the Great work that you all do , it’s very much appreciated.

  5. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Keep up the good work,every bit helps

  6. Posted on August 14, 2017

    My son (4) loves this playground. Thank you so much for the work you do to look after it. I really hope that you win this award and the playground can continue to bring joy to all the children in the village.

  7. Posted on August 16, 2017

    Keep up the great work that you do!

  8. Posted on August 17, 2017

    Such a good idea – especially if it encourages the mixing of kids from a variety of backgrounds in the Theydon Bois area.

  9. Posted on August 31, 2017

    As a grandmother i take ny grandchildren to the playground. such a vital facility for fun! So sad to see the equipment becoming old and broken.

  10. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Thank you to everyone that makes the Playground such a wonderful safe place for our children to play.
    My two grown up children enjoyed playing there for many years and now my youngest daughter age (6) enjoys it too.
    Without the 10 people who give up their time to look after it and raise funds to maintain and improve it our children would not have such a lovely village based play area to play. Plus it’s a great place for parents to make new friends with other parents too.
    May this beautiful playground be here forever for us all young and old to enjoy ❤️

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