Children seek adventure at tunnel hill

Published:  13 October, 2014

The Farnham branch of Rudridge has helped to enhance a playground in Stockwell, South West London, by supplying a large concrete tunnel, which has been built into a man-made hill to increase fun and adventure for local children.

The playground is part of a forest garden, created by volunteers for charity Oasis Children’s Venture. Oasis provides free, supervised, inclusive play opportunities for children aged five to 18 after school and in the school holidays.

Based in the heart of Stockwell, there are woods, meadows and ponds nearby for all to explore. Young people aged 15 to 25 are also encouraged to get involved by becoming young volunteers and adults are able to enjoy the garden too. There are spaces to picnic, opportunities to garden, potter or join in with activities.

Kamlyn Chak, a volunteer with Oasis Children’s Venture, approached Rudridge for a suitable tunnel donation, and the independent merchant was more than happy to oblige.

Darren Price, business development manager from Rudridge, said: “We always like to support local initiatives where possible. The Garden run by Oasis Children’s Venture is such a lovely place for children and adults alike to enjoy. There is a team of experienced play and youth workers on hand that ensure all children and young people make the most out of the opportunities and experiences available, all while the adults sit back and relax, perfect! We was more than happy to help by providing the tunnel, adding even more excitement for the children.”

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