Event Cycle work together with isla to provide practical solutions to sustainable problems for their members. The isla stand at The Meetings Show* was no different. Whilst many of the items were already repurposed and had onward routes after the show was closed, the astroturf was in need of a home, so Event Cycle got to work with their network to place the item with a local playgroup in London.
Sandbrook Community Playgroup is a community early years setting in Hackney. A third of their children are from low-income families. The playgroup aims to be as accessible to as many children as possible, whatever their background. They are integral to the community they operate in and offer a supportive network that strengthens families and improves the lives of children in Hackney. As a charity, funds are understandably tight so any cost saving that can be made is a welcome gift.
“We have used the astroturf to line tuff trays and cover tables for imaginative small world play. We have put some underneath our 'Twigwam' so the children can sit together in a cosy space and we have created a huge astroturf 'rug' for outdoor activities”
Sandbrook Community Playgroup
*The Meetings Show, which takes place at ExCeL London, brings together the global events community to network, learn and source suppliers. Exhibitors include hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.
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