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Ipswich Community Playbus – Dennis

Transporting play to disadvantaged children

Ipswich Community Playbus transports the benefits of fun and educational play to disadvantaged children and families living in Ipswich. Maggie the current Playbus is an impressive 40 years old: she is retiring soon and putting her wheels up for a well-earned rest!

The Axis Foundation’s donation of £10,000 helps Ipswich Community Playbus convert a new Playbus –  Dennis –  into another amazing play space.

“This is wonderful news and so very much appreciated! Your donation will enable Dennis to take to the roads and carry on the Playbus legacy very soon. On behalf of all the children and families, the Trustees and staff thank you so very much” – Mandy Potter, Playbus Co-Ordinator

Facilities on board Dennis include a built-in slide, sand pit, new toilet and baby change area as well as a built-in generator which will serve the on- board lighting and heating, UV window film and carpet for the top deck play area.

More about Ipswich Community Playbus

The Ipswich Community Playbus brings the benefits of play into the homes of families who live in social housing and who may not have play areas nearby.

The staff on board the bus follow the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum in planning various and different themes each term to engage young children and develop their learning skills, bringing families and communities together.They are also able to signpost families to relevant other services/groups/activities should they be experiencing difficulties including job security and health/ financial worries.

Read more about their work here

 

group of young children reading booksCommunity

Wimbledon Bookfest

Three little children planting lettucesDonations

The Visionaries 

a mother and father with babydisadvantaged

Little Stars

Woman reading to two infants from a bookCare

Hug-a-Bug World (HBW)

Disability

Red Eagle Foundation

Care

Mollie’s story

Care

Youth Talk

Disability

Incredible Kids

Community

Hands of Hope

Donations

UK Reads

Sea Change little children playing on check rugCare

Sea Change Trust

Care

Little Heroes

Keeping kids safe with OK OKCare

OK Our Kids

3 girls from Amateur Boxing Club, Swale Gloves pose in fight stanceDonations

Swale Gloves

Donations

Halas Hawks

Young child having swimming lessons with Level WaterDisability

Level Water

young boy on dry ski slope TAG adaptive snow sportsDisability

TAG

Child in grey Hypo Hounds t-shirt and black dogCare

Hypo Hounds

Little boy in goggles using assistive technology to communicateDisability

 Lifelites

Gift boxes for seriously ill children in hospitalCare

Tyler’s Trust

helping children with autism, child with headphones in front of screenDisability

Time4Autism

Young disadvantaged children sailingCare

The Ahoy Centre

Mum holding baby, CASPA parents of children with autismCare

CASPA

Students sitting at tables studying to become Mental Health AmbassadorsCommunity

Student Life

Axis CEO John Hayes handing over mini bus to Maypole charityDisability

The Maypole Project

Case of opthalmic equipment Fight against BlindnessCare

Fight Against Blindness

Woman and child reading togetherDonations

Literacy Pirates

black pony standing in treesDisability

Barrow Farm

young person holding poster standing astride red bike, 10 year logoCare

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Axis foundation helps to fund specialist bathroom to young girlCare

Bathroom for Isabella

Care

HOPE

Arden Forest football team players posing in their green and yellow football kit.Donations

Arden Forest FC

A lady feeds a sheep at Stepney City FarmDonations

Stepney City Farm

Two children who attend Kids Care playing on jungle gym.Disability

Kids Care

Child plays with parent at CHAT children's charity.Disability

CHAT

Children show Christmas cards they made with charity Accuro.Community

Accuro

Five Men on summit of Arctic Mountain for Demelza Arctic Challenge FundraiserDemelza

Axis Arctic Challenge

Children play with child theraeutic equipment donated to Blooming Blossoms.Disability

Blooming Blossoms

Youths wearing For Jimmy T-shirts - a charity who safer spaces and communities in South East London.Community

For Jimmy

Child touches interactive wall in sensory room at Mapledown SchoolDonations

Mapledown School

Children enjoy physiotherapy swimming lesson at Waterwings swimming club.Donations

Waterwings

Stepney Scouts and scout leaders kayak down river.Donations

Stepney Scouts

Smiling residents of Bentilee VolunteersCommunity

Bentilee Volunteers

Disabled adults and children enjoy festival experience with help from Festival SpiritDisability

Festival Spirit

Man holding baby at Sparks Medical Research CharityCare

Sparks

Two girls at craft sessions at Newhaven YFCDonations

Newhaven YFC

Disabled pupils of Lonsdale School sit round a fire during camping trip.Disability

Lonsdale School

Child sitting in a mobility chair that has been donated to him.Disability

Vinnie James

Two people playing Table Tennis at Pimlico Foundation youth projectDonations

Pimlico Foundation

Braille at Clearvision for visually impaired childrenDonations

ClearVision Project

Child and teacher on Heltwate School trip to NorfolkDonations

Heltwate School

Wide Horizons logoDonations

Wide Horizons

Children play dress up in Victorian clothes at the Ragged School in London.Donations

Ragged School Museum

Shooting Star nurse on home visits to families caring for a life-limited childCare

Shooting Star Chase

Man teaching life skills to disadvantaged children at Sport 4 LifeDonations

Sport 4 Life

Children playing with carers from the London Centre for Children with Cerebral PalsyDonations

LCCCP

Two silver Bears on a ribbon at Surrey SandsCare

Surrey Sands

Child learning horse riding at the Ebony Horse ClubDonations

Ebony Horse Club

Children with austism and learning disabilities at Tae Kwando club at Woodside SchoolDonations

Woodside School

Volunteers help to build sensory garden for Corbets Tey SchoolDonations

Corbets Tey School