It was such a pleasure to attend the opening of the new play space at the Gingerbread Centre.
I know that a lot of work has been done to make this £27k project become a reality. The space before wasn't much to peak the children's interest, however, the project has totally changed that. With the instalment of new surfaces, amazing new play equipment and new seating, there is no doubt that the children are going to love the new play area. This will have a massive benefit to the vulnerable families being supported by the Centre, helping inspire creativity and enjoyment of this excellent new space.
The Gingerbread Centre have said the following:
"This week was very special for The Stoke Gingerbread Centre because our newly refurbished play area was opened yesterday in front of invited guests and finally became available to our families.
The £27k project involved a complete revamp with all new surfaces, fantastic new play equipment and new seating. What was an unexciting space is now an exciting social and play area that all our families will appreciate very much.
The main feature is a twin tower climbing frame with a slide, rope ladder, rickety bridge and fireman’s pole surrounded by a soft, safe surface. One tower includes a small, vertical climbing wall and a safe seating area underneath. Other features of the play area are a moveable mud kitchen and wall mounted play consoles.
Sincere thanks to the funders and contractors who have made this possible, we are very grateful. You have helped to make a real difference to The Gingerbread Centre."
I would personally like to say a massive thank you to all those involved and I was delighted to help support them in securing some of the funding. Projects such as this take a lot of work, effort and even personal time. This could not have been achieved without an amazing team of individuals. What a success!