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Summer Antics at Hollinwood


Published by Emma Baylis for Contour Homes in Housing and also in Communities

Children from Parents for play sessions Children from Parents for play sessions

Residents living in the Hollinwood area of Oldham have enjoyed an active summer holiday thanks to Hollinwood Group ‘Parents for Play’ who have been busy running various play sessions.  

Parents for Play successfully obtained approximately £5,000 in funding from The Community Foundations Grassroots Fund, to provide the sessions over the last three years. They were also successful in obtaining additional funding fromOldhamCouncilExtendedSchoolsand Contour Homes.

Sarah Furbey, Contour Homes Community Development Worker and leader of Parents for Play said: “The sessions have been very popular with over 100 children attending and benefiting from the sessions. Parents also attended with their children giving them a chance to get together and socialise during the long summer break. 

“The group’s main aim is to provide and maintain a multi-sensory play centre in Hollinwood and we hope that we will be able to secure funding enabling us to run the sessions again next year.”

The group also provides monthly play sessions for children with additional needs on the last Saturday of every month. Anyone who would like more information can contact Sarah on 07985 538229 or visit


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