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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.

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How we spread the word

Posted 317 days ago | By Nicola Willmott

Well over the last few weeks we have worked tirelessly to spread the word for support. The charity committee have rallied the community for photos and appealed in the local paper, leafleted hundreds of homes and even made a video appeal. Thank you all who helped. What a great community we live in…

Sad times

Posted 348 days ago | By Nicola Willmott

The committee and further volunteers from the community spring into action as two large pieces of playground equipment need removing due to being condemned in the yearly health and safety report . One further piece – the main play frame – needs its roof removed.

Donkey Derby

Posted 352 days ago | By Nicola Willmott

9th July the committee were out again fundraising and publicising their cause at the 60th donkey derby in Theydon Bois.
With 'Smack-a-rat' and the ever popular shooting gallery another hard days work for the committee pays off

Pub quiz fundraiser

Posted 352 days ago | By Nicola Willmott

4th July the volunteer committee hold a pub quiz and raffle at their local pub. A great night saw fun had by all and more money raised towards the playground refurbishment.

Spring fair family fun

Posted 352 days ago | By Nicola Willmott

On 20th May the volunteer committee held a spring fair to raise funds and awareness for our project and to provide a fun afternoon out for all the family in the heart of our community – our playground. It was very successful and raised £2000 – a record for the committee

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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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