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Allsorts Inclusive Community Toy Library

by Allsorts Gloucestershire in Stroud, England, United Kingdom

Allsorts Inclusive Community Toy Library

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This project will only be funded if at least £30,000 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

An inclusive community Toy Library where any child can play, have fun and make friends.

by Allsorts Gloucestershire in Stroud, England, United Kingdom

Every child should be able to play.  But due to lack of accessibility and specialist equipment, many disabled children miss out on the play and friendship opportunities that most families can take for granted.  With the Allsorts Inclusive Community Toy Library this is different.  Here, any child can play, have fun and make friends.

Why your help matters

We want the venue to be self funding by 2021, but in the meantime, we need your help to make sure we can keep going until then.

Your pledge will mean that hundreds of disabled children will have opportunities for play and friendship that don't exist elsewhere in our local community.

Here are some special things about our Toy Library and Playspace that mean that any child, regardless of their needs, will have fun here!

Special toys

With over 1000 toys and pieces of specialist equipment, we have equipment that helps disabled children to develop communication skills, dexterity and confidence.

Special environment and flooring

With a special design to help those with sensory processing disorder, we have a sound absorbent floor to help to reduce noise.  It's also shock absorbent to that it minimizes the  harm that can come from the falls and seizures that so many of the children we work with experience.

Special rooms

We have a sensory room with different lights and sounds that can be changed by the children to create their favorite environment.  We also have a music room which houses a Soundbeam - a laser-beam powered piece of equipment which means that wheelchair users who have only limited movement, can make music! 

Special people

Our staff and volunteers are specially trained in paediatric first aid, positive behaviour support and safeguarding  to provide the best possible support for any child with any additional needs.

The Toy Library has provided work and volunteering opportunities for ten disabled young people in the last year.  This has helped to build skills and confidence, and help with future careers.

Special loo!

We have a special Changing Places loo which means that children with special requirements for toileting can come and enjoy a day out.  

Special Clubs

In this special place we can host special clubs like Messy Play, Sensory Play and Construction Club, as well as health and fitness activities.  We can also host information and support sessions for parents and carers to help them to support each other and their families.

Please support our Toy Library to run for the next year and provide thousands of hours of fun to hundreds of disabled children and their families.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 reward

For a £20 donation, you will be sponsoring a small toy of your choice in the Allsorts Toy Library. Your name and your chosen toy will feature in a displayed list within the Toy Library and on our website.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

For a £100 donation, you will be sponsoring a sensory toy of your choice in the Allsorts Toy Library. Your name and your chosen toy will feature in a displayed list within the Toy Library and on our website.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward

For a £1000 donation you can pick a room to sponsor within the Toy Library. Your name will be displayed on the room and on our website for 1 year.


Let's make 'Allsorts Inclusive Community Toy Library' happen

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