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LOVE Life Slide for Tottenham children

Funded on Spacehive 17 April 2013

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LOVE Life Slide for Tottenham children

HarPA. Somerford Grove Adventure Playground By HarPA. Somerford Grove Adventure Playground

Somerford grove adventure playground are raising money to transport and rebuild this 15 meter slide - custom built for a Waitrose campaign - onto this tower. See pics for more info!

Haringey Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Apr 2013!

Adventure Playground Apes build playful structures such as the Waitrose LOVE Life Slide for children & sometimes adults. On adventure playgrounds in Parks and public spaces & as art installations.

Old friends of the playground APEs have offered us the Slide if we can raise the funding to relocate it and rebuild it at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham. The LOVE Life Slide is 15 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. The sides are 1 meter high. The whole structure is built around a wooden frame clad in plastic sheeting with a stainless steel wavy slide surface and a 'run off' at the end.

What we'll deliver:

  • We have visited the slide with a group of children from the playground.
  • APEs have the slide in storage at their workshop
  • APEs team of play builders will load the slide onto a lorry and transport it to Somerford Grove
  • The slide and access to the slide will be given a Risk Benefit assessment
  • The slide will be rebuilt connecting it to the Somerford grove circular tower (pictured on our profile).

Why it's a great idea:

Children and adults enjoy the sensation of sliding. Somerford grove has been open for 8 years and we have built 3 big slides before. the problem always is that the plywood rots and splinters and quickly becomes a hazard. for you older folks out there you may remember playing on make shift play grounds and getting splinters a plenty. For a charity like ours an Insurance claim for a splinter could close us down.

Children need places to play that are wild messy and allow for rough and tumble. Our playteam are patient and practical CRB checked adults responding to need without judgement.

The playground environment needs to be at once exciting and free of hazard. It also needs to be fresh!

Steps to get it done:

  • The construction team are Adventure Playground Engineers and will project manage the move and construction

Somerford Grove had its brief moment of fame in 2009 when we were featured on a BBC TV program 'Secret Millionaire.' Just like a fairy tale our millionaire Keven Morely funded our playteam for a year as well as the construction of a 2 rope Tango swing.

Haringey Play association website

We are a registered charity number 1097752 to view our page on the charity website with our current accounts and anual report.


Location Haringey

About the space

An outdoor community play place


London Borough of Haringey

How will the money be spent?Total £3,836

Waitrose LOVE Life slide. Transport and installation - £3,600 (94%)
Other - £236 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Waitrose LOVE Life slide. Transport and installation
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £3,836

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