It’s National Play Day and to celebrate we’re holding a family fun day and will be open until 4pm today! The Lord Mayor, who has nominated the playground as one of his chosen charities for 2015, is visiting to officially open the big slide. There will also be face painting and sports alongside our usual activities. Come along and join the fun!
Our first family fun day, funded by our Aviva Community Fund award, will be held to celebrate National Play Day on Wednesday 5th August. If all goes according to plan, we will also be officially opening the big slide on that day!
The younger children had a fantastic time on Saturday 27th June celebrating the legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire with their own Tour de Pitsmoor! Medals and certificates were awarded to the winners of a series of challenges. The playground was also presented with a cycling shirt owned and signed by professional cyclist Philip Deignan of Team Sky. Playground Manager Patrick said, “Our children have been captivated by both of the tours, and we really wanted to get some of the younger ones involved in our first Tour de Pitsmoor. It’s been an amazing success!”
What a brilliant day we had for the Big Lunch on 6th June! About 200 people joined us for a barbecue in the sunshine. The children helped local artist Patrick Amber design cladding for the zip wire platform, which will be transformed into a dinosaur! For more pictures see Patrick’s website, https://rubbishpuppet.wordpress.com.
We’re delighted that you gave us enough votes to get an Aviva Community Fund award of £1000 for four family fun days in 2015 – thanks so much to everyone who voted for us! Our first family fun day will be in August 2015 to celebrate Playday, the national day for play in the UK.
In more good news, we are grateful to Lord Mayor of Sheffield Talib Hussain who has named us as one of the Lord Mayor’s charities for his period of office, a great honour and opportunity for us.
The Big Lunch is coming to Pitsmoor!
The playground and Friends of Burngreave Cemetery will be hosting lunch from 1pm on Saturday 6th June. This is is a Big Lottery Fund initiative, designed to bring communities together over a meal. Bring along some food and join us for the Big Lunch!
We’ve entered our family fun days project into Aviva’s Community Fund awards – please vote for us to get £1000 from Aviva to put on family fun days in 2015!
Vote for our project at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/3264 – you will need to register, then you can vote up to 10 times.
Please spread the word as well by sharing this link with your friends and contacts on social media – the projects with the most votes will win the funding!
Voting is open between 1st and 31st May – let’s get some family fun going at the playground!
Children at the playground had a day to remember this St George’s Day when folk singer Nancy Kerr dropped in to play with her children, just 18 hours after winning the BBC Folk Musician of the Year award. Nancy‘s children regularly enjoy playing at the playground and enjoyed all the festivities on offer, celebrating the slaying of the dragon. Playground manager Patrick Meleady said “It was wonderful that Nancy joined us and all of us at the playground are very proud of what Nancy has achieved! Our children love Nancy‘s music.”
Staff and children at the playground were overwhelmed today when national anti-knife campaigner Teresa Cave dropped in and presented us with £1000. Teresa said, “I have never witnessed a playground work as well as this one at Pitsmoor. It was clear to me after ten minutes I needed to help and I truly wish we could replicate this playground across the country.”
This generous donation means we have now achieved our target of raising £5000 for a new big slide on the site! Watch this space for more news on the installation of the slide.