Highfield Adventure Playground awarded much needed grant!

Two children play table tennis while others look on

HAP is a vital local facility, in an area classed within the 20% most deprived areas in England, having only 10% of the recommended areas to play. It offers a free, safe environment for positive engaging activities.

On average 300-400 children attend each week, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The project desperately needed new play equipment to support the children’s personal development and encourage cohesion and tolerance in a multi-cultural community. At the local school 85% of the children are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 37 different languages are spoken.

Lucinda Wakefield, OneFamily customer and a ‘Friends of Adventures’ committee member supporting Sharrow Community Forum, said:

“As a mum raising two boys here in Sharrow, I know how vital HAP is to all local families in our community.  My children and all their friends have grown up enjoying many happy hours here.  Our community is a diverse one, and the playground really does help celebrate social cohesion. Children from all races and religions come together to play at HAP, come rain or shine.”

It’s brilliant to know that thanks to OneFamily, not only can we build new equipment in the playground, but we’re also securing its future for generations to come.  It’s something that benefits us all.