Fawley Brings the Bounce Back to Play Sessions

Affordable play sessions for children will have an extra bit of bounce after ExxonMobil Fawley made a £1,500 contribution towards the purchase of a new inflatable for Gang Warily Recreation Centre in Fawley. 

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Fawley Brings the Bounce Back to Play Sessions
Josh and Annie

Affordable play sessions for children will have an extra bit of bounce after ExxonMobil Fawley made a £1,500 contribution towards the purchase of a new inflatable for the Gang Warily Recreation Centre in Fawley. 

Established two years ago, the ‘stay and play’ sessions began as a weekly opportunity for children under five to have fun using soft play equipment, games and a bouncy castle.  It proved extremely popular for local families and quickly expanded to run twice weekly.

Lots of the initial play equipment was either donated or purchased second-hand, which helped to keep the sessions at an affordable rate. However, when the original bouncy castle reached its end of life and was no longer fit for use, ExxonMobil Fawley agreed to step in and help.

Josh Bond, centre manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful for this contribution. The bouncy castle is really popular with the youngsters and it would have been a shame if we had not been able to replace it. It’s a great way to let young children have fun and let off some steam.”

Angharad Vaughan, community affairs adviser for ExxonMobil Fawley, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone and so to see children back enjoying themselves at Gang Warily is wonderful. We were extremely pleased to make this contribution towards a replacement bouncy castle and hope the children have a great time using it in the future.”