A children’s charity in Haringey has celebrated the opening of a new ball pool at its play space, thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.
The opening event
Over 30 local families attended the event which saw the ball pool, at Burghley Road under 5’s Community Centre in Turnpike Lane, officially opened.
Throughout the day children and families were able to enjoy a performance from a local musician, cake decorating, bubble blowing and a healthy lunch as part of the celebrations.
The community centre play space has been open since 1992 and, run entirely by volunteers, provides a valuable service to children under five and their families in North London. Over 60 families access the space per week.
“Integral part of the community”
Sophie Lejeune-Peggie, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “The play space at the centre is an integral part of the community and a very useful resource for children and families.
“We are so proud to be able to support and fund this additional facility, knowing that it will help to support even more families to access the services they need, and provide children with a safe place to play and learn.”
“More fun facilities for children”
Catriona Craig, volunteer director and trustee at Burghley Road play space, added: “We are really grateful for the funding from Sanctuary Housing to help us provide more fun facilities for children and their families visiting the play space.
“We’ve had some very positive feedback from the community about the event, which saw us officially open the ball pool to local families. I’m sure it will be a very popular addition to the play space and will see us welcoming even more families and their children to the centre.”
This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.