Children in south Fulham are ‘delighted’ after a new play area was unveiled at their local Sands End charity.
The all-weather covered play space at the Sands End Adventure Playground was opened by H&F Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ben Coleman, on Thursday 16 November.
It was built and donated by the construction firm Rockwell, who are currently re-developing the old Curry’s PC World site on the Hurlingham waterfront.
The Adventure Playground is run by local charity SEAPIA. The charity’s project manager, Julie Cavanagh, said: “The children are delighted with it and will be so happy that they can now play outside all year if they want to. This project has really transformed what we are able to offer.”
Play in any weather
SEAPIA provides low-cost play and childcare provisions for children aged four to 13. It also caters for elderly and isolated residents, who can socialise with each other and their younger neighbours.
The new play area will allow any of the 240 children who visit the charity to continue playing outside in the autumn and winter months.
Speaking at the unveiling, Cllr Coleman said: “This impressive new play area will be a great place for local children to play and relax in a safe environment. Thank you to Julie and her team for all their hard work.
“As part of our King Charles III Coronation Youth Fund, we’re delivering a record level of funding to local groups such as SEAPIA to deliver inspirational events and youth activities using improved facilities like this.”