This initiative was founded in 2007 by parents of disabled children, who discovered there was no suitable play area for children with disabilities anywhere in the Wokingham Borough.
Once the charity secured a building, Interserve staff applied to the Interserve Employee Foundation for a grant which would be used to carry out necessary work. The building needed to be made safe and wheelchair accessible. Work was also needed to transform it into a bright, engaging environment where the children could play.
The charity directors awarded £7,500 towards the costs. Staff from our Developments division, along with Facilities Management employees at Slough Borough Council, gave a total of 75 days of their time to undertake the majority of work. They also used supplier and local trades and businesses contacts to secure materials at cost value as well as getting some of the materials donated. The facility was opened by Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex in May 2014.