The Triangle Adventure Playground (TAP) (entrance in Ashmole St) started in 1957 and is the oldest such playground in London still on its original site. It needs your help or it will have to close
LETTER FROM FRIENDS OF TRIANGLE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
The Triangle has served the families of the Ashmole Estate and beyond for 60 years. Thousands of young people have grown up on it, regarding it, rightfully, as ‘their place’. Generations of families have relied on it as somewhere that helps keep their children active, healthy and safe.
Although it is an independent charity, for many years the playground received a base grant from Lambeth, with the bulk of its costs then being raised by its management committee of local volunteers. To keep the playground open with qualified and dedicated staff costs £55,000 a year.
Faced with austerity cuts the council can no longer afford to support us. Although we are doing everything we can to raise funds, charitable funding is now extremely stretched nationwide and to stay open we have been drawing on our reserves. These are now running out.
AS THINGS STAND WE WILL BE FORCED TO CLOSE AT EASTER
We are calling on our community to help us keep the Triangle open through these hard times.
If enough people make a small donation on a regular basis we can secure our service. 915 people making a standing order of £5 a month will see us open every day. Anyone who can give more increases our chance of survival. Ten pounds a month? – that’s one cup of Costa coffee a week.
You can make a donation, either one off or regular, at – https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/triangleadventureplayground
We believe the work we do benefits our whole community. We ask you, please, to support us by joining our crowd. More ways to help fund us can be found at: https://triangleadventureplayground.com/latest-news/