The Mulberry Bush

Play Time For All

Our Big Idea is to provide new therapeutic outdoor play equipment for our 4 existing houses, where all the children live during term-time, and for our forthcoming new house where some children will live during the holidays.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (309565)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£28,080

Donations

28

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

The four existing houses, where the traumatised extremely vulnerable primary aged children in our care live during term-time, have very dilapidated out-door play equipment. We are building another house where some children will live during the holidays, which will also need out-door play equipment. New equipment for all will help our therapeutic work.

Solution

Each of the houses has a private garden where the children play, especially when they need an out-door area of quiet calm. New play equipment - slides, Wendy houses, sand pits etc. will help our vital therapeutic work. The new house will have new equipment indoors and in its new garden, which may cause some envy. New out-door play equipment for all will help to alleviate this envy.

  • ‚ÄòI enjoy being at the Mulberry Bush, it is the first place I have had friends and I do loads of fun activities.‚Äô

    — Helen (aged 10), a child at the Mulberry Bush School

  • ‚ÄòThe Mulberry Bush has helped me realise how aggression is not the right way to solve problems. Being big and tough is not the way to be - it is ok to be a child.‚Äô

    — Patrick (aged 9), a child at The Mulberry Bush School

  • ‚ÄòI enjoy my time at the Mulberry Bush because it is helping me calm and stop hurting people. I have learned it is OK to be different.‚Äô

    — India (aged 8), a child at The Mulberry Bush School

  • ‘The Mulberry Bush has helped me realise how aggression is not the right way to solve problems. Being big and tough is not the way to be - it is ok to be a child.’

    — Patrick (aged 9), a child at The Mulberry Bush School

  • ‘I enjoy my time at the Mulberry Bush because it is helping me calm and stop hurting people. I have learned it is OK to be different.’

    — India (aged 8), a child at The Mulberry Bush School

  • ‘I enjoy being at the Mulberry Bush, it is the first place I have had friends and I do loads of fun activities.’

    — Helen (aged 10), a child at the Mulberry Bush School