In Summer 2023, thanks to some support from Awards for All and the local Councillors
Brighter Boroughs Fund, we were able to bring a Playbox to Beech Hill Play Park for two
We hired the Playbox off the extraordinary Emma of Playful Anywhere
Families and people of all ages had so much fun that when summer ended, a group of people
came together, led by children, with a bold dream to raise enough money to buy our own. You can see how much fun we had together here.
The Campaign Story
September 2023 – we started meeting in the park to chat and dream about owning our own Playbox. Received our first £30 donation.
October 2023 – asked Media Cubs to work with us to help create a campaign
November 2023 – made fundraising plans for the Christmas period and asked for stalls at St
Andrews Christmas Fayre and the Wellfield Hotel Christmas Fair. Made a successful pitch to
community cash for £200.
December 2023 – created the campaign films and launched the crowd funder. Ended the year with £1080 in the Crowdfunder and £558.66 in the bank. The Crowdfunder money will be doubled by Wigan Council up to a maximum of £2000. So really, we ended the year with a massive £2,718.66 in the bank.
Made a Christmas update to thank people for donating and had fun adapting a well known Christmas song.
Money raised so far
The £558.66 has been raised from:
£30 donation for an interview with Angela in the park in the summer holidays
£22.37 donations from community play at St Anne’s
£89.49 donations from community play at St Andrew’s
£100 donation from Pearl Street for their street party at the Community Awards
£97.75 from St Andrews Christmas Fayre
£200.05 from Wellfield Christmas Fair
£19 from 5 individual donations