Posted on: Wednesday 8 January 2020
Over 35 children with additional needs and their families were supported each day over the festive period through Torfaen Play Services free holiday Play and Respite provisions.
10 Sessions were delivered at various settings across the borough including Cwmbran Stadium and Blaenavon Heritage School.
The scheme is supported by a large network of volunteers, who gave up their during the holidays to ensure children and young people had a safe places to play just after Christmas.
As expected, the sessions went extremely well and Torfaen Play will be keen to offer even more sessions next Christmas.
Play Service Manager Julian Davenne said, ‘Once again, I cannot thank the staff and volunteers enough for coming in during Christmas to offer their time, ensuring that children of Torfaen have the opportunity to play with other children and young people and be themselves in a safe environment. Well done team!’
Executive Member for Children, Families & Communities, Cllr Mandy Owen said, ‘It’s always gratifying to see Torfaen Play offering so much for children and young people in Torfaen, especially during the busy Christmas period.
I am sure we must be the only authority offering such provision to so many children at this time of year. We are extremely proud of our Play Service.'