Let Us Play
Give the gift of friends, fun and freedom
LET US PLAY: GIVE THE GIFT OF FREEDOM THIS SUMMER
Children running free in grassy meadows, splashing in streams with friends, enjoying family camp outs under the stars, and spending the summer making up for lost time.
But many still can’t.
Countless local families have spent the pandemic indoors and isolated. Cramped housing, no access to gardens, or safe green spaces. These children are still locked out of opportunities they need to grow and thrive.
You can change this.
Together we can build back a world where local children and young people know what it’s like to experience real outdoor play, get active, build confidence and take risks with others.
Donate now to reconnect Hampshire’s children to adventurous activities and inspiring family programmes at YMCA.
Olivia (not her real name) is 9 and lives with her mum in a high-rise building in a busy industrial area of Southampton. Here’s her story:
“Being here is great. At home it’s just me and my mum, and we’ve had to stay in the flat a lot. But it’s so different here!
I’ve met some new friends, and there’s so much to do and so much space to run around. My favourite thing here is the zip wire, it’s so fast! It was my first time and I hope I get to go again.”
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