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Easter Parties 2019

easter parties 2019

We had such a wonderful time with parties for our younger children last week and a reunion party for our older children this week! We are very grateful to Soul Survivor Watford for them letting us use their warehouses. In our party for our 1-3 year olds we had Ruth Collins from Hartbeeps lead a […]

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AGM 2018 – June’s Speech

I’m June. Mum of Louis. Who has been going to Hemel PM group for 1.5 years. Prior to that he went to Watford. I’m going to tell you a bit about Louis and the enormous benefits Playskill has given him. Louis is 5 years old. He lives at home with his parents and 7-year-old sister. […]

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Spring term action

Here are just a snap shot of the work going on our groups, with children from 1-5 with a whole variety of physical needs working with our fabulous team of therapists and specialist workers. We have had a lot of creative fun and joy as we have seen our children gain new skills and our […]

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Christmas Parties 2018

Christmas party 2018

We had the most wonderful Christmas parties on Friday 14th December – we had a pre-school party for all the children attending groups and then an after school grotto party with beautiful craft making and food. Thanks to all who made our Christmas party such fun – to Chorleywood Bookshop and The Fence Club who […]

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The Founder of Playskill, Andrea Clarke is awarded the MBE at Buckingham Palace

Andrea Clarke MBE

Paediatric Physiotherapist, Andrea Clarke, the founder of Playskill, (a Hertfordshire based charity running therapeutic parent and child groups for pre-school children with special physical needs), received her MBE from H.R.H Prince William in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. She was delighted to walk through to the Investiture with the actress Sarah Gordy who […]

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Gill Backhouse

Gill

Remembering Gill Backhouse our past Vice Chair of Trustees who sadly passed away last week after a brave fight with cancer, she was a fantastic support to Playskill both through parent training and by being a gifted trustee. She will be sadly missed by us all.

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Willows Farm Annual Outing

Willow farm outing

On Monday 20th August we had our annual trip to Willows Farm thanks to Big Lottery funding. The weather was good unlike last year and we all had a really lovely time, especially in the sandpits and play areas. Many thanks to the Volunteers who made this day possible!!

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Panorama and Three Counties Radio

Panorama screenshot

BBC Panorama recently screened a program “Fighting for my child” which featured one of our Playskill children (filmed at Playskill) and the battles they have faced, including the situation with Nascot Lawn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bc2ch6 Also don’t miss Andrea’s interview on Three Counties Radio (ten minutes in). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069trnr  

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