Cannock Special Needs playground banks on some support


Cannock Special Needs playground banks on some support

A team of Cannock based NatWest workers have shown they have another string to their bow, after swapping their branch for the Special Needs Adventure Playground (SNAP) to give them a helping hand.

19 October 2011

SNAP is designed specifically for children with special needs and has been running successfully in Cannock since June 2003. Complete with outdoors adventure play equipment - including an aerial runway, cycle track with specially adapted bikes, a sand pit (with diggers) - and indoors soft play area, craft room and a multi-sensory room it is the only one of its kind in the Chase and West Midlands area. The charity is all about providing a safe, secure environment with facilities and equipment designed to engage, interest and stretch children with even the most profound of disabilities.

Whilst SNAP has some great facilities, it relies on the generosity - both time and money - of local people. With this in mind, the NatWest Cannock team were delighted to give them a hand with numerous activities including painting parts of the centre.

Lakhwinder Thompson from NatWest Cannock who organised the volunteers, said: "My colleagues and I are very much aware of the great work SNAP do, so when they put out a call for help, we were happy to answer it. One of the commitments of NatWest's Customer Charter is 'to support the communities in which we live and work', so it was important for us to be involved in this important local charity."

Brendan O'Reilly, NatWest's Local Chief Executive Officer for Staffordshire and Shropshire, said: "I'm delighted my colleagues have given the team at SNAP such a big helping hand. A key part of my role is to work closely with my people to ensue that NatWest locally really does deliver helpful banking to heart of the local community. Undertaking volunteer work such as this and our recently launched CommunityForce initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to support the communities where we live and work."

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