THIS CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND is so fed up with being robbed it is trying to appeal to the consciences of the thief or thieves who have been burglaring the venue.
Staff and volunteers describe the site as “the only specialist playground for disabled children in the local area”.
Now that nothing is left to steal, the helpers have taken to posting on the Kids Hackney railings a stoical rhyme and a gentle plea for the joy of messing around in a bucolic site on the banks of the Lee where nature and love are high on the agenda.
The venue is is a boon to disabled children in northeast London, many of whom miss out on leisure activities, says Kids Hackney. Since it opened at the foot of Spring Hill in Clapton in 2002, it has catered for more than 800 children, young people and their families.
Perhaps for not much longer. Despite public funding, including from Hackney council, the charity urgently needs £100,000.
Even a tenner will help. It’s easy: you can donate on line, by phone, post, or text and here’s the link. You know what to do.
David Altheer 150118
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