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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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Summer End of Term Parties 2018

Summer Parties 2018

Playskill finished it’s term with a wonderful 2 parties on the 13th July, we had a beach themed party for our younger children at Soul Survivor with the surprise addition of Lily’s dad’s police car which was a great hit with some of our children and staff! We were so grateful for the wonderful team […]

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The Founder of Playskill, Andrea Clarke is awarded the MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Paediatric Physiotherapist Andrea Clarke, the founder of Playskill, has been awarded the MBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Andrea started Hertfordshire based charity Playskill in 2006 as a response to the needs of local children with physical difficulties. Her work regularly brought her into contact with families who felt isolated, because their needs […]

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Thanking our Shining Stars!

Volunteer Week 1

National Volunteer week (1-7 June 2018) was a time for celebration at Playskill and allowed us to reflect on the difference our volunteers make to both our staff and families. We are extremely lucky to have over 40 highly talented and skilled volunteers who work relentlessly to support our Playskill family in many different ways.  […]

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Spring Watford Reunion Party

red for playskill

We had a wonderful Spring Watford Reunion party in Watford yesterday. It had rained and rained outside, but inside we had ARK farm visit with a wonderful animal petting area, we had a bouncy castle, face painting, parachute games and singing… then beautiful craft and lots of lovely food to enjoy! We launched our #redforplayskill […]

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Playskill AM Foundation groups Easter party

Playskill AM Foundation groups Easter party

Just before Easter we had a lovely party for all our younger children, massive thanks to our amazing team of volunteers and staff who work for Playskill some are captured here also- Tracey Smith our new funding officer Big Lottery Fund for coming to see our work at first hand. Huge thanks to West Herts […]

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