Space to play and much more!

Community, fundraising
and the difference we make

Our Community & Why we’re here

We have to raise every penny we need to keep providing the space and services our local children desperately need.

In our area there are an average of 12,020 residents per km square. This compares to an average of 5,600 for London and 366 for England as a whole. Many local children have no access to outside space or gardens.

Sadly youth violence, gangs, drugs, poverty and child hood obesity all pose threats to our local children. We are free to use and offer a safe and exciting space. Come and be part of our brilliant volunteering team. There are so many ways you can help.

Become a Friend!

Join as an individual, a family or even as a VIP. Our annual friendship plans have great benefits and all come with the happy knowledge that you are helping to secure the future of the APG. Individual friendship £29, Family Friendship £39. VIP friendship £99.

Friendship benefits include:

  • Priority ticket booking for events
  • Free limited edition badge
  • Free APG T-shirt
  • Free newsletter

Additional VIP Friendship benefits include:

  • 20% discount on venue hire
  • Free jar of APG honey (bee dependant!)
  • Free drink at the AGM

You can download a membership form here with full details & how to pay etc.

Volunteering is fun!

Come & join us!

In 2019 we had over 390 volunteers. Volunteering is fun and helps make our community a particularly welcoming & supportive place for children.

Last year our volunteers aged from 6 – 81 did some amazing things including…

  • Making 30 litres of pumpkin soup
  • Creating obstacle races & acting as race referees
  • Digging potatoes, planting tomatoes & weeding the vegetable garden
  • Designing & drawing posters & artwork
  • Managing events for hundreds of people
  • Running ultra-marathons
  • Welcoming visitors & selling herbs from our garden

We have a space for almost every talent & any amount of time you want to give. We have a Young Volunteers programme as well as regular adult volunteering sessions.

Young Volunteers

Last year over 40 children & young people volunteered their time, energy & enthusiasm for events and projects at the APG.

In the last year our young volunteers

  • Undertook a birdwatch for the RSPB & did a nature survey
  • Ran chocolate fountains & popcorn stalls at fireworks night
  • Designed posters & logos for our events
  • Helped run sports day events including the 3 legged race & obstacle course
  • Acted as waiting staff at fundraisers
  • Transformed the hut into a chocolate factory
  • Dug, weeded and planted in our edible garden

If you are aged 6 – 19 and would like to do some volunteering just get in touch.

Recent & upcoming events & activities

We have an active events team helping to run events & activities at the APG. We always welcome new members so get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

Recent projects include:

  • A community sports day in partnership with Stockwell Park Residents Association which gave over 100 children the chance to test their skills and improve their fitness.
  • An open day & BBQ to celebrate the end of the summer holidays.
  • Our Fireworks night provided a dazzling night for over 450 APG users, their families and local residents.
  • Our Young Advisors group is making sure our children make choices and decisions about their playground & how best it can serve them.

Pedal for your Playground & fundraising drive 2021

This year is the 21st anniversary of the APG as a community run and managed charity. We are celebrating with a fundraising drive beginning with 24 hour cycle challenge with a team of over 70 riders covering 768 miles. After that we have lots of work to do in raising funds for our wonderful new community hub.
We always welcome volunteers so please get in touch if you’d like to join the fun. There are lots of ways to help including…..
• Raising funds through a sponsored event – from marathon to coffee morning!
• Donating raffle or auction prizes
• Joining the events team and helping to plan events or taking on a role from ticket collecting to running the tombola.

Who we work with

We work with many other groups, schools, charities and local services including:
• Beyond Autism
• The Rainbow Charity
• Bay Tree
• Brownies

Get Involved

We receive fantastic support from the local community and have developed close connections with local residents, schools and charities.

Please come and get involved we welcome support and there are endless ways you can help us. We value every penny and rely on the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. Please donate here or get in touch if you would like to talk to us about helping.