Story: Sam Galbraith
On 24th December 100 children filled the Adventure Playground for their annual Christmas party. But if it wasn't for the help of the community it never would have happened.
In the lead up to Christmas a lack of money meant there may not have had a party at all, but with the help of BCAF the Playground Users Group asked members of the community for contributions. The response was fantastic. the Area Panel donated £100, a DJ and cooked chicken were supplited by Streetworx, some toys and a Playstation were donated by a resident, a £20 donation from Granny's Gang and a £20 gift voucher was also given.
The children enjoyed plenty of food, as well as karaoke. The Community Wardens volunteered to be Santa and his Elves and we had plenty of prizes for pass the parcel, musical chairs and a treasure hunt. Thanks to everyone who helped. It really bought home to me how much interest there is in the Adventure Playground. We are still looking for people to join the Users Group to help take through plans for the new building. There's a BCAF quarterly meeting on March 7th where you can find out more about volunteering for the group