21 Asks

This is Play Midlothian’s 21st birthday year and so we have 21 Asks.

These are the things we need to continue to provide great services for children, families and communities in Midlothian.

Can you help with any?

It could be through donating items or services, volunteering your time, or donating money. We’d love to hear from you!

Money donations can be made at www.localgiving.org/charity/playmidlothian

As a small charity, every contribution, no matter how small, makes a big difference. Please, have a look at the list now and consider if there is anything you can do to help. It would be the birthday gift that keeps on giving, benefiting children and families in Midlothian.

  1. Fundraising volunteers to help with events, bag packs, and donation tin distribution
  2. Sports equipment for our play sessions
  3. Sturdy shelving for our storage container to organise our play resources
  4. Publicity leaflets for our expanded children’s services
  5. A banner display with our new name and logo
  6. A new Inclusive Play Development Officer post to support disabled children’s access to play
  7. Finance for pilot projects to develop ways of improving and increasing disabled children’s access to play
  8. New office premises to accommodate our growth in services
  9. People in Midlothian who share our goals to get in touch about joining our new play forum
  10. Design and print of play ideas sheets to share with parents
  11. Loose parts of all sorts for our play sessions, such as guttering, plumbing parts, cable drums, carpet tubes, etc (in good condition)
  12. A publicity leaflet about volunteering with us
  13. Children’s wellies, waterproofs, gloves and hats, so that children can come out to play in all weathers
  14. Support to spread the word about our great training courses and annual conference
  15. Staff uniforms with our new name
  16. Port-a-loos and marquees for our large public Playday event in August
  17. Costumes and unusual clothing items for dressing up at our play sessions
  18. Volunteers to help us run our play sessions
  19. Healthy snack for our Stay for Play and holiday playscheme sessions
  20. Office furniture to replace worn-out items
  21. Funding for our staff team to deliver Stay for Play sessions, for parents and their children aged 0-3