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Challengers Guildford Playcentre Re-Opening

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We are very excited to announce that building works have finished in the Challengers Guildford Playcentre and re-opened to children and families on Monday 19th February. You can see photos from our first day back in our gallery!

Following the fire that happened on Sunday 10th September at our Guildford Playcentre, building works have been underway to repair the damage to the playfloor and refurbish the centre back to its colourful and fun environment. Children will be coming back to a brand new soft play, art room and sensory room.

Kat Link, Guildford Centre Manager, said: “I’m very excited to get back to our centre, we have really missed our sensory room and soft-play. It has been fantastic that we have been able to continue to run from Urban Saints but we are excited to go back to our home! I have been watching the progress and it is looking fab, we have got a couple of new additions one of which is in the form of a updated art room with new storage for more fun activities for everyone to enjoy. We cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work in getting us back in to the centre so quickly and for all the support from the community”

During the re-build process the Challengers Guildford Pre-School and Playscheme have been running from neighbouring building, Urban Saints. We are extremely grateful to our neighbours for allowing us to run from their centre, meaning that children and families had access to the service.

Laura Sercombe, Challengers CEO, said: “This has been a long and busy project which we have shared with you and we are ecstatic to re-open and get back to business in our newly refurbished Playcentre. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the local community who have shown us so much love at what was a difficult time. We cannot wait to see the playfloor busy again with children having fun – that’s what it is all about. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we couldn’t have done it without you.”

For any further information about the re-opening of the Challengers Guildford Playcentre, please contact the Communications Team by emailing communications@disability-challengers.org or calling 01483 230 060.