Play Gloucestershire rely on their fleet of vans to take play out to where children need it. Disadvantaged and rurally isolated children across Gloucestershire love our active and creative play activities, provided by our team of energetic Play Rangers. Outdoor play is an essential part of a happy and healthy childhood and since 2008, the Play Gloucestershire team have worked in more than 84 local communities with more than 11,000 children.

Our five vans are in need of refurbishment and the first van has been completed, thanks to support from the Finlay Foundation and Nationwide employees. “Our vans are a vital resource for us as we are completely mobile” explained Pip Levett, Director of Play. “The vans work really hard for us and it’s time for the fleet to be refurbished. When we arrive at a play site, the sight of the blue play van arriving causes lots of excitement, and children rush up to greet the Rangers and see what exciting things are on board for them to play with”.

We were thrilled that the Finlay Foundation and Nationwide have supported us and invited them to PGHQ for a photo shoot, and to tell them more about the work that we do. The Finlay Foundation was set up by Niki Connor (pictured below with Pip) after the tragic death of her six year old son, Finlay, who was knocked down and killed by the school bus in 2011. You can find out more about the Finlay Foundation on their website