Bath Area Play Project
About the group
We are a group of friends that want to make a difference to children’s lives in the Bath Area where we live and work, as well as challenging ourselves with what is a very physically and mentally demanding event. I am a volunteer for the charity myself during my time of work in education and have seen the great impact that it has made to the life’s of some children in the more deprived areas of Bath as well as every child that attends. The play is free and as a charity it’s funded by donations so every penny really does make a difference.
Participants: Patrick Coll, Elspeth Dixon, Richard Potts, Plus Driver (TBC)
Fundraising for Bath Area Play Project
Bath Area Play Project (B.A.P.P) is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity. It was set up in 1979 to provide and promote quality play opportunities for school age children during school holidays.
Since we began, thousands of children have attended and enjoyed one of our open-access holiday playschemes. They have exercised their right to play and their development has been enhanced and enriched by the unique play experience BAPP offers.
We have employed 1,255 people, mainly local people but also students who have gone on to work with children because of the positive experience.
We have run 1,319 weeks of holiday playschemes in a variety of locations throughout Bath.
Provided 19,950 children with a day trip during the playschemes to farms, seasides, adventure playgrounds and Victoria Park
Providing 389,200 child places across the city which is an average of 9,500 places every year all for a cost of just under 18p per child per day!
Every year, children aged 5 – 16 years of age attend BAPP open-access holiday playschemes. They come to the schemes during the school summer holidays and are free to come and go as they please; just over 70% of children using playschemes are 10+ years old with a 50/50 split of girls and boys.
Homepage of Bath Area Play Project.
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This challenge took place on Saturday, 12 May, 2012.
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