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Closed 31/03/2020

raised of £1,500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £815 to support the work of The Play Well Trust, a not for profit organisation which supports seriously ill children and their families through play

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st March 2020

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    The Play Well Trust is a brand new project founded and part funded by Sarah Vaughan, who is also the creator of The Do Try This at Home School. She has set up this page to help fund the launch of this organisation and the initial stages of growing it into a charity.

    The Play Well Trust was inspired by a beautiful family with a child who attended nursery with Sarah’s daughter, who sadly fell ill with a brain tumour in 2018. The little girl, who is thankfully currently doing well, had attended Sarah’s daughter’s 4th birthday party in the summer and had loved all of the creative and messy activities available there. Sarah decided to make her a “party in a box”, so that she had some activities she could do at home with her siblings and family, while she was recovering from her treatments. Sarah packed a shoe box with all sorts of creative goodies, wrapped it in brown paper and delivered the first ever “Feel Better Box”.

    Since this time Sarah has sent boxes to other families with children who have been too poorly to attend school or nursery, and has seen the potential for something very special to emerge from this work. So, combining all of her skills and training, she has created The Play Well Trust, which will be part funded from a percentage of the profits from the sales of Sarah’s children’s books.

    There are four main themes that run through The Play Well Trust; Play, Education, Laughter and Healing and these are the cornerstones of all of the work we do with children and families.

    The aims of The Play Well Trust are:

    • To support children who are too unwell to attend school or nursery, and their families, through the use of play based activities.

    • To champion the use of play based learning.

    • To build and strengthen family relationships when a child is unwell, through the use of play and other therapies.

    At The Play Well Trust we believe wholeheartedly that play is essential to wellness and although, sadly, play is not a cure for all illness, it can certainly help with healing in all sense of the word. Play is a universal language.

    Play can help to heal relationships between siblings.

    Play can help to heal relationships between children and parents or carers.

    Play helps children to work through thoughts and feelings that are difficult to understand.

    Play offers children a way to express themselves.

    And, most importantly….

    Play offers children a chance to be children and a chance to enjoy the moment.

    Play is a powerful tool.



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    • Kayleigh Davies

      Kayleigh Davies

      Dec 29, 2019

      Thank you for the amazing work you do to support seriously ill children like our Joshua xxx


    • Anonymous


      Nov 10, 2019

      🙌 that’s amazing what you are doing!! Keep going x


    • Anonymous


      Oct 15, 2019

      Go Sarah!!

    • Jeanne and Greg Elmes

      Jeanne and Greg Elmes

      Oct 12, 2019

      We support your creativity and passionate affection for children


    • David Wetherall - GGG Games

      David Wetherall - GGG Games

      Oct 11, 2019

      Sounds a great cause. Good luck with the fund raising.

    • Angela Shepherd

      Angela Shepherd

      Oct 11, 2019


    • Richard Dennis

      Richard Dennis

      Jul 24, 2019

      Good Luck.great charity


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    Sarah Vaughan: Founder of The Play Well Trust is passionate about helping families to use play in supporting children who are too unwell to attend school/nursery.

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