We have had a great first term of 2016 with lots of action, fun and skills learnt in all our groups. Here are pictures of our work in action, and of the training with our new parent support officer Lisa Thomas funded by the Big Lottery from 2016 with our new grant!
Michelle’s Speech Hi everyone. For those who don’t know me, I’m Michelle. I have two wonderful children – Charlotte, who is 4, and Tom, who is 2 and has Down’s Syndrome…. and another little one due in April, as if life isn’t busy enough! I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, with […]
On Monday we celebrated our joint Christmas party on Monday in Watford at Soul Survivor. It was a very special celebration as the charity now has the knowledge of 5 years funding ahead in 2016-2020 of £450,000 of Big Lottery money for its Watford and Hemel Hempstead core work with children with physical difficulty or […]
The Playskill Charity proudly wins a Watford Council 2015 Audentior Award. Below is a link to the video of Playskill’s activities as made as part of the awarding of this important award.
We had a lovely party before Easter for our Hemel groups we were delighted by the singing session led by Lynne Parker, and enjoyed having a lovely feast together. Stuart Soloway kindly donated easter eggs too. It was a sad parting for some of our children who will be starting school – we wish you […]
Outcome for Big Lottery funding of Playskill Watford 2011-2015 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total to date Target 100 parents/carers will be less worried about their child by the end of year five 18 26 33 35 112 100 100 parents/carers will report an increase in confidence by the end […]
Jane’s Speech Hi, my name is Jane and I’m mum to Eleanor who turned 2 6 weeks ago. Here’s our journey to Playskill. As an expectant new mum, the wrong side of 35, but under 40!, I had a very smooth pregnancy – no morning sickness, no chronic heart burn, continued with my regular […]
We had a wonderful Christmas party and after school grotto.We had a visit from Fergus McMullen the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire who came in full court dress a pictured here with our staff. Fergus thanked all the volunteers who work so hard to make Playskill happen. We also thanked Jackie Tannett and Jane Morris from […]
The Children in Need Rickshaw, with Matt Baker from the One Show, Cycling team, camera crew and support team visited PLAYSKILL – Hemel Hempstead. The Rickshaw Challenge is now in its fourth year and has raised over £5 million for Children In Need. This year, Team Rickshaw was made up of six young people, each […]
Andrew Jordan [ William’s dad] has set up 3 massive challenges for Playskill. In June, A canoe trip through Britains canal network from Inverness to London, In September a 5.25 mile swim from one end of Lake Coniston to the other and again in october a Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride. Andrew is […]