The Play Association believes that every child has the right to play freely and that play is an essential part of the wellbeing, social and emotional development of children.

At the Play Association we support children from all backgrounds and abilities to access exciting and stimulating play opportunities. We do so through our community focused projects, details of which can be found here.

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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that a former Trustee and member of Play Association Hammersmith & Fulham passed away on Friday 15th October 2021.

Susan Anderson, known as Sue, was a valued community volunteer in Hammersmith & Fulham and a supporter of Play Association H&F.

50 years ago, Sue was one of the founder members of Sands End Adventure Playground. She became chair of the organisation 10 years after starting the provision and has been involved heavily ever since. From there they opened the 1 O’Clock Club and in the 90’s they changed their name to Sands End Associated Projects In Action (SEAPIA).

SEAPIA has provided a number of projects over the years, including the 1 O’Clock Club (for under 5’s), Adventure Play (5-16 years), After School and Holiday Clubs for primary school age children with working parents, Youth Club (16+ years), family camping trips and Sands End Community Festival, of which she played a huge part in organising and delivering.

Sue was a firm believer of every child having the right to play and she was an advocate for play in the south of the borough. Over her 50 years of service, she has seen many generations grow up, some from the same family! In 2018 Sue was presented with an LBHF Civic Honours Award for the Most Dedicated Volunteer, which was well deserved and long overdue.

Sue has been a huge part of the lives of children, young people and families in Sands End and she will be sorely missed.

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Thank you to United in H&F for their grant of £2052 towards after school snacks and playscheme lunches for our young people 

Due to Covid-19, there have be changes to our services.

Read our latest update here.

Why we do what we do

London’s children and young people need opportunities to play, socialise, explore, and challenge themselves. The benefits of play are well known, but sadly many of London’s children go without regular access to play. One day at a time, we’re changing this in Hammersmith and Fulham.