BC Softwear paves the way for charity's adventure playground

6 September 2022

BC Softwear is supporting the work of a charity which aims to offer positive experiences to people with special needs of all ages and abilities. Based close to BC Softwear headquarters in Maidenhead, the Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) is a charity offering adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities for children and adults.

TVAP also offers opportunities for vital respite breaks, that support families and carers as well as the loved one they care for.

Not only is BC softwear helping with fundraising, it is also through its new flip flop recycling initiative enabling a supply of recycled rubber for playground resurfacing.

“From our processes to our products, we’re committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Our flip flop scheme is just part of our wider sustainability strategy.” The flip flops are part of the company’s Exclusive Hotels Collection.

“We’re working with Exclusive Hotels Collection to ensure that none of their discarded flip flops reach landfill. To achieve this, eco waste management specialists collect and recycle discarded flip flops, they are then repurposed for playground resurfacing and other long-term uses,” says Cooke.

Barbara Cooke, BC Softwear founder and MD, went to visit TVAP and was very excited to see for herself the inspiring work they are doing for local adults and young people:

“The TVAP is a wonderful place of such energy and fun. The Accessible Outdoor Play Equipment is particularly impressive, especially the 40-metre zip wire for people of all abilities. I’m very happy that we can support the TVAP and look forward to visiting again,” said Cooke. “It’s a great time to be involved with TVAP – this year they are celebrating their 40th anniversary.”

In 1982, the playground opened to just 12 children. Today 15,000 visitors benefit every year from the play activities.

Click here to find out more about the valuable work of Thames Valley Adventure Playground or to make a donation.

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