We are raising money for a new playground at Portfield School to help children develop their physical activity and social interaction within the safe environment of their own school.

We need to raise £114,000. So far we have raised £86,000.

£0 £114,000

We have now managed to complete the first and second phases which has enabled us to set up a basket swing, double wooden swing, wooden play shelter and a pergola in the first phase, and two in-ground trampolines and an orbit spinner in the second phase.

Thank you to Talbot Village Trust, Christchurch Rotary Club, Sherling Trust, Parley Solar Farm, Ultra Electronics, and everyone who took part in the Portfield School fundraising, for your generous donations.

The next phase will involve the purchase and installation of a fabulous jungle gym as the centrepiece of the playground and wet-pour ground surfacing beneath all the new equipment.

We have consulted with our team of therapists, students, and staff, and all of this equipment has been chosen specially to support the sensory requirements of the children – helping with stretching and reaching, core stability, balance, and social interactions.

By donating to this cause, you’ll be funding a vital service for autistic children for whom it is hugely beneficial to burn off excess energy in a positive way. This programme of development for the playground facilities at our school is extremely important. By providing the children with a new autism-friendly sensory playground, they will be able to have fun and exercise in a safe environment.


Autism Wessex is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1000792 at Charity Hub, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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