Latest Appeals Save KIDS Hackney Playground: The £100k Appeal Donate Fundraise KIDS Hackney Playground is the only specialist playground for disabled children and currently supports over 100 families in the local area. We are at risk of closure and need your donations to keep our playground open. Why you should give KIDS Hackney Playground opened in 2002 and has been a vital service for over 800 disabled children, young people and their families in that time. The playground is a space where disabled children and young people are given confidence and independence to enjoy leisure and recreational activities with the encouragement and support of professionally trained, caring play workers.92% of parents feel their children miss out on play and leisure activities due their disability and struggle to find appropriate activities for them. 1 in 5 children in Hackney has a disability making KIDS Hackney Playground a lifeline for the local families we support. The playground is also integral in improving the well-being of the whole family as it allows parents to take a break from their demanding caring role to spend quality time with each other, their other children or completing everyday tasks, knowing that they can trust KIDS to look after their child in totally safe environment. Hear the difference KIDS Hackney Playground makes to the families we support What the money goes to Whilst we receive funding from the Local Authority, some corporate and trust donations, these simply don't cover costs and so we are launching an appeal to save KIDS Hackney Playground and raise the £100,000 needed to keep our playground open. Read why the playground is a vital lifeline for Blake and his family How can you support To make a donation to the Save Hackney Playground campaign: £10 pays for one hour's support from a play worker £20 contributes towards equipment that regularly needs replacing £50 pays for one after school intensive session with a play worker 1:1 Other ways to donate Text: To donate £10 text HACK17 £10 to 70070 Call: 020 73593635 (option 4) Post your donation to: KIDS fundraising, 7-9 Elliott’s Place, London, N1 8HX To find out more about other ways to support the campaign email: [email protected] or call 020 73593635 (option 4). Thank you for your donation.