The Big Holly Park Appeal 2020

Can you help us transform the playground space at Holly Park? The Holly Park Appeals Committee is raising funds for improvements to the school playground to be carried out in summer 2020.

See our video on the launch of the appeal.

Aimed at creating a happier, healthier and safer Holly Park, the works will include:

  • Removing the car park running alongside the side of the junior school building and opening this space to children, creating approx. 450 square metres of new playground.
  • Opening new and existing entrances/exits from the junior building onto this new playground space, reducing congestion inside and improving emergency exit provision.
  • Renovations to the infant playground to improve safety.
  • Decorating the new junior playground with designs by Holly Park pupils.
  • Major tarmac works to improve safety in the new playground.

What is needed?

The total cost of the planned works is £40,000. The Holly Park Appeals Committee is seeking to raise this target through a combination of Parent-Teacher Association activity throughout the current school year, local business sponsorship, support from trusts and foundations, and an Easter crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds from the school and wider local community.

How can you help?

Support our crowdfunding campaign

We are running an online crowdfunding campaign with our local estate agent Austin Chambers who has generously offered to match donations to this campaign from parents up to £7,500, meaning that every £1 donated to the campaign will be worth £2 to the school. Would you consider helping us take advantage of this opportunity to raise funds for the school? 

Employer match-funding schemes

Many larger companies offer match-funding schemes whereby the employer matches donations made to registered charities by their employees.  Does your employer operate this kind of scheme? Would you consider using it to make a match-funded gift to the school?

Links to local businesses

We are looking for local businesses who might support the Appeal. Do you have connections to a business in the area that might be interested in helping a local community school?

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch about supporting the Big Holly Park Appeal, or have questions about the campaign, please contact John Harte on

Thanks in advance for your support!

We had lots of imaginative ideas for our playground designs. Here are some of them: