−−− BY LINZI DAVIES −−−

The LS14 Trust are going from strength to strength in providing a friendly, safe and fun environment for residents of all ages. In addition to the community café which opened a few months ago, the trust got a Playbox up and running just in time for the school holidays, and with a huge range of different activities on offer it proved to be hugely popular – with the fun set to continue for quite some time!

The Playbox is situated on Rein Park in Seacroft, and this transformed shipping container funded for the next 3 years by Children in Need has certainly helped transform the lives of the young people living in the area. 

The Summer programme of free activities went down a storm, with barbeques and parties to be enjoyed along with regular favourites such as Wheels in Motion and Sporty Snacks. A team of specialists from the Works attended each Thursday for Wheels in Motion offering advice on how to look after/repair your bike or scooter and bringing along some bikes and ramps for the kids to have a go. Sporty Snacks involved a range of sport and activities organised by Active Leeds followed by a healthy snack to enjoy after all that hard work. In addition to all the planned activities were times for free play where children could access the equipment/toys available and let their imaginations do the rest!

Chris Jackson of the LS14 Trust said “The Playbox has been a huge success with all the free activities being well attended by children and their families who have had a great time. On one Tuesday over summer there were over 250 people who attended which was fantastic! Even though everyone is back to school now the fun is continuing with things planned all year round so stay in touch to see what’s on – all ages are welcome!”

For more information on the Playbox and what’s on, visit their Facebook Page – LS14 Trust

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