360 in the Community

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Support for the community has always been at the heart of the organisation since I founded it back in 2008. We are delighted to be able to continue this and grow to support so many local initiatives in the communities we serve. 360 is proud to play such a valued role in local family life while delivering safe, fun and inspiring environments for young families. speech-marks-2

Duncan Phillips

Being a family business 360 is proud to support the communities its centres serve. From founding the company through to our day to day activities 360 strives to take an active role in local communities around us. We believe strongly in our activities being engaged and adopted by local people and our centres seen as part of family life.

360 has many requests for help and support from may different organisations and wherever possible is proud to support as many as we can. During the last 12 months we have supported over 4,800 different community groups across all our regions from something as simple as supporting a raffle with a family day pass to bespoke charity days at our locations.

Our characters are regularly seen out supporting local events from school fundraisers to local charity runs and events. Last year Twizzle and Twirl made over 200 public appearances throughout our regions supporting all manner of charity/community events.

Every year 360 looks to its membership to elect a charity we can give extra support to for the next 12 months. Our charities for 2018 are:

360 Play Basildon

St. Luke’s Hospice

St. Luke’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people living in the Basildon and Thurrock districts with any life threatening, life limiting disease. This often means cancer but also includes other illnesses that are no longer curative, such as Heart Failure, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Motor Neurone Disease for example. Care and support is offered through a wide range of services that are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals. This care is extended to carers, families and friends.

website: www.stlukeshospice.com

360 Play Farnborough

Little Troopers

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. We provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart.

website:www.littletroopers.net

360 Play Leicester

Mia Moos Foundation

Mia Moo’s Foundation would like to raise £40,000 to purchase a holiday home. This will enable them to help other families affected by childhood cancer by providing holidays to create those all-important memories and receive well deserved respite away from hospital life.

website: www.justgiving.com/miamoos-foundation

360 Play Milton Keynes

The Hollie Foundation

Funding support, research and education for those living with life-limiting NP-C, a cause of childhood dementia. 

website: www.theholliefoundation.com

360 Play Redditch

Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts

Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation have ensured that every school in their hometown has a defibrillator on site. 

They believe that venues should be installed with potentially lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators. When a sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the casualty is usually relying on the ambulance service and first responders, and although they try their best, they can be a fair distance away from the scene.

website: www.ccshf.org.uk

360 Play Stevenage

SPACE

SPACE is a Hertfordshire based charity supporting parent/carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or related conditions.

Our charity currently supports over 2500 families.

website: www.spaceherts.org.uk

If you would like us to help support your charity or event, or would like to book Twizzle and Twirl for a guest appearance, please email  events@360play.uk.com

Fundraising From 2016

‘Team 360 Play’ 50 mile cycle ride raises £3,000 (and counting!) for charities of the year

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A team from 360 Play has raised over £3,000 so far for the company’s four 2016 charities of the year following a successful cycle ride on Sunday, March 20th, as part of last weekend’s Sport Relief event.

Led by Managing Director Duncan Phillips the team was made up of several members of the head office staff at DP House in Milton Keynes, with the tough 50 mile route beginning and ending at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, part of the site of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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On a windy and occasionally showery day, the circuit took riders up and down lots of hills around beautiful Essex countryside and along some busy main roads around central London, but everyone completed the task unscathed – apart from a few aches and pains which came on after the event! And the participants were ably supported by graphics manager Jane, who ensured everyone was well hydrated and provided for with energy boosting food along the way.

 Funds raised to date through individual sponsorships total over £1,500 and with 360 Play operating company DP Leisure match donating to the final figure, over £3,000 has been raised so far. The funds will be split between the four 360 Play centres’ charities of the year – Harry’s Rainbow in Milton Keynes, Polly Parrot Children’s Appeal in Basildon, Tracks autism in Stevenage and the Phoenix Children’s Foundation in Leicester – which will all gain valuable support from this event.

“We’ve supported local charities and the wider communities in all the areas in which we operate for many years and the idea to add to this with a cycle ride around this year’s Sports Relief appealed to several of us at head office,” said group sales and marketing manager Billie-Jan Humphries. “It was tough going at times but really worthwhile and the money raised by each member of the team, which is being matched by our operating company DP Leisure, will enable us to provide a real boost to this year’s 360 Play charities of the year.”

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The 360 Play team’s efforts also reflect the company’s philosophy for young children. Providing fun activities designed to encourage physical, active, imaginative and creative play is key to the 360 Play concept, enhancing and supporting children’s development. Its centres are packed with a wide range of elements to ensure this is achieved among its young visitors who may one day themselves take part in a Sport Relief event.

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Support for the community has always been at the heart of the organisation since I founded it back in 2008. We are delighted to be able to continue this and grow to support so many local initiatives in the communities we serve. 360 is proud to play such a valued role in local family life while delivering safe, fun and inspiring environments for young families. speech-marks-2

Duncan Phillips

Basildon

Farnborough

Leicester

Milton Keynes

Redditch

Stevenage