Playground Backed In Toy Appeal

Volunteers at an award-winning adventure playground in Dudley are hoping for a visit from Santa after the launch of an annual toy appeal.

Sycamore Adventure Playground, a beacon site for inclusive play, welcomed more than 23,000 children last year – many of which were children with disabilities and special educational needs. 

The playground is supported by an army of volunteers and professionals who work to make sure local children have an inclusive place to play.

Last year, the staff at the Amblecote branch of Sainsbury’s, and their generous shoppers, donated more than 120 toys and gifts to the playground.

During this year’s toy appeal, Sainsbury’s shoppers can make donations of gifts up until 20th December.

Cllr Anne Millward, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said the adventure playground “is a much-loved centre, providing all children, whatever their background or educational needs, with the opportunity to play, explore, and imagine.

“I’d like to thank Sainsbury’s for running this scheme, which is set to benefit the thousands of local children who use the centre every year.”

Meanwhile, Kevin Healy, Sainsbury’s Amblecote store manager said he felt it was really important for the store to “connect with the community they serve, “which is why we’re running our annual toy appeal as well as hosting a range of charity collections…

“Our customers and colleagues are always so generous with this appeal and we hope that we’ll be able to hand over trolleys full of toys to the children at Sycamore Adventure Play.”

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