RALLY THE TROOPS, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GET BUILDING! 2012, the year where we are all being encouraged to get outside and interact with our community – from sporting events and activities drawn from the Olympics to street parties and celebrations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As a result, and in keeping with Mr Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ plans, Fawns Playtime is launching the new ‘DIY Play’ brand which will see community spirit surge!

The launch of the new ‘DIY Play’ brand is a range of Fawns’ existing play equipment which can be purchased and installed by the schools themselves – while making them a potential saving of up to 35%.

Fawns, who will be launching the ‘DIY Play’ brand at the forthcoming Education Show, have recognised the ongoing need for schools to improve and renew their outdoor play spaces while coping with dwindling funds and grants. However with so much emphasis being placed on communities pulling together, in some cases gaining local support can swing a grant application, Fawns have also acknowledged that many schools have an outstanding resource available to them, namely parents and members of the community, who have the skills to help pull the project together and install play equipment to create a play area for their children.

James Gowans, Head of Sales for Fawns’ comments: “This is a great opportunity for schools to pull whole communities together in amazingly worthwhile projects that could result in the transformation of outdoor areas which can be ultimately benefited by children, not just pupils of the school but from the local area too – while saving the school considerable amounts of money.”

So if you supply the elbow grease and a few basic tools, spades, buckets, wheel barrows, and oodles of enthusiasm, Fawns will provide the equipment. Including top quality play grade timber from sustainable sources – which comes with guarantees of up to fifteen years – highly durable HDPE, and all the required fixings, instructions and materials as well as one of Fawns’ experienced contracts team supervisors to oversee the project.

Fawns will even generate drawings and visuals to work to in advance, give you an indication of timescales and offer advice on the best way to go about such a project.

James concludes: “Imagine the feel good factor of pulling together the school family to create something so worthwhile and beneficial to the school, something the parents will see every day as a reminder of their hard work.”

The launch of Fawns’ ‘DIY Play’ brand coincides with the introduction of a new grant which has been made available – a £1million fund to help reinvigorate Queen Elizabeth II Fields Funds – part of the SITA Trust.
The programme is part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, a fantastic campaign to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent living legacy of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, led by the Fields in Trust and HRH the Duke of Cambridge.*


Fawns Playtime contact:
James Gowans, Head of Sales
T +44 (0) 1252 515199 E sales@fawns.co.uk