Every Child Has a Right to Play

BAPP is a local voluntary organisation and Registered Charity. We promote and facilitate opportunities for children and young people to play and participate in positive activities. BAPP recognises and promotes the importance of self-directed play in relation to child development and the rights of children and young people. 

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Wanted.... Holiday Playscheme Playworkers 23rd to 27th October
If you have experience of working with disabled children and children with additional needs, we are looking for playworkers to join our teams for work during the Half term.
 We have a Playscheme for children aged 3–5 years based at BOP, a Playscheme for  children aged 5–19 years and another for children aged 5–12 years. The Early Years playscheme requires someone with an Early Years qualification but all posts, experience of working or volunteering with disabled children is the most important!

 

Hours of work are 6-7 hours each day and successful applicants will then have opportunities for paid work through most school holidays. For further information and an application form, please email caroline@bathareaplayproject.co.uk

Star Project of the Month –Time2Share Befriending Service is local charity who engage with disabled children, young people and their families across the Bristol & BANES region. They have been successfully supporting people to access volunteer befriending services and group activities in the area for over 40 years. This would not be possible without the support of their volunteers and they're currently recruiting so that they can continue the great work and reach out to more families. If you know of a volunteer who might be able to help  get in touch!

 

Bath couple Kirsten and Matt applied to volunteer with Time2Share in 2013 after seeing the opportunity on the B&NES council website.  They were soon matched with a 17-year-old who lives in Bath with his Mum and older brother.  Christian has a condition called Fragile X Syndrome and ADHD, which can sometimes make it hard for him to socialise and make friends with people his own age, so he was really pleased to have two befrienders supporting him. Since then, the couple have had their own daughter and so now meet up with Christian as a family! Christian says ‘I love Time2Share and my befrienders – I have a lot of fun doing all the activities and it makes me feel very special.’ Being with the family and enjoying time together has also made a huge difference to Christian’s confidence, independence and level of happiness.  Christian’s Mum Isabella really appreciates having the support of volunteers.  ‘Time2Share is a fantastic service and having volunteer befrienders supporting Christian means that I can spend quality time on my own and with Christian’s brother’.          

To submit your entry for November's 'Star Project of the Month' please request the template from gilly@bathareaplayproject.co.uk

 

 

Are you a Co-operative member and have a blue card?  Or if not, you can become a member for £1 and earn cash back on your shopping. You will also be able to choose BAPP Family Wheely Fun Days as your charity to support!

 

Please support us - all money wil help with playdays including Wheely Fun Days! Thank you if you have chosen BAPP, as together you have already raised £422! Register here and choose BAPP Family Wheely Fund days. Depending on where you live, extend your radius so you can find us!

 

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