SNAPSHOT: Playtime - The Children's Society

The Children's Society unveiled the West Midlands' first-ever play equipment designed for both disabled and able-bodied children at Babbs Mill Park in Solihull on 26 April, following a five-year campaign.

Displaying the roundabout's versatility are wheelchair-users, twins Leanne and Jessica Allen (left and far right) and Sukhjander Saggu. The adults are (left to right) the mayor of Solihull, Kate Wild, councillor Jim Wild and Maureen Murray, the charity's Solihull-based St Christopher's shared care project manager. The £30,000 equipment includes parallel bars and musical chimes. Bought by the Solihull Children's Fund and installed by the local council, the equipment was built after a campaign in which children carried out video-recorded research on local play areas and performed a play enacting the lack of facilities. Murray said: "We are delighted that Solihull Council and The Children's Fund have responded to the wishes of children in the area."

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