Loughborough Community Centre

Summer of Play / Max Roach Holiday Play Project

The Summer of Play is a Holiday Play Project at the Max Roach Centre in Brixton London. The project provides local families with children aged 0 -13 years, free access to play, skill based activities and a healthy lunch during the school holiday periods.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1152313)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£6,950

Donations

45

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

United Kingdom

  • I didn't realise how withdrawn I was becoming until I started coming to Max Roach this summer. I feel connected again, connected to people and doing things I enjoy. I am ready to start something new in September.

    — Parent of a 4 year old

  • I don't worry when it's holiday time as I know Max Roach will have something for all of us to do. My children are safe and entertained for the day. I love how friendly everyone is, it's like one big family. My children never want to leave at home time, it should be open everyday all day.

    — Parent of a 10 and 3 year old

  • When I grow up can I live here with you at Max Roach? We can play all day and grow our own food.

    — Child aged 8

Situation

Working within the most deprived area of Lambeth. The summer period is specifically a time when we at the Loughborough Community Centre plan to provide a busy and vibrant Summer of Play for disadvantaged children and young people. As we plan to re-open our doors at the Max Roach Centre post Covid lockdown. This summer more than ever, we need additional funding to deliver an adapted and diverse range of activities to support the positive mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable children/young people up to 13 years old.

Solution

The Summer of Play is a clear and immediate project that provides a free and safe space with quality play/activity opportunities and a nutritious lunch during the school holidays. Our project also increases the opportunities for all children and families that participate to be well connected with others in the community, provides positive and productive experiences.