Bristol based Community Group Friends of Horfield Common Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring The APE Project back to Bristol!


Monday 3rd November 2014

Bristol based Community Group Friends of Horfield Common Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring The APE Project back to Bristol!


The APE Project delivers free weekly two-hour Stay & Play sessions during term time aimed at 8 - 13 year olds on Horfield Common - although any children of school age are welcome and can positively engage! Children are free to chose their activities and can come and go as they please.

After a successful APE project this year, the local group want to fund the APE projects return to Horfield Common to provide this amazing outdoor play opportunity for local children and young people.                

The community group hope to raise 10K with their first foray into crowdfunding.

Friends of Horfield Common trustee Anna-May said

“It’s a great way to reach out to the local community and our network of supporters. If 50 local families come along to the unique VIP day experience on offer - we will have done it. If 200 sponsor the project with £50.00 - their children will benefit from a whole year's worth of engaging outdoor and physical play activity - and enjoy a lovely pic of them enjoying it to keep!”

Last year, between 30-40 local young people were regularly attending the weekly APE Project sessions on Horfield Common.


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Editors Notes.

APE Project CIC is a non-profit organisation that runs innovative and creative workshops for children and young people, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability. Art, Play and Environment are the three key threads to APE Project's work which focuses on children, young people and their families. APE Project encourages families and carers to get involved with the development and running of the sessions. Not only does this build a stronger, safer community but it also builds the confidence and skills of families and carers as individuals.

The team of Rangers are trained in Play work as well as Level 1 & 3 Forest School leadership. The focus is on positive, healthy outdoor play including (but not limited to) Forest School skills, pedal powered activities, bicycle activities, woodwork, metal work, tool making, co-operative group games, art and crafts, imaginative play, den building and cooking on fires.


Oliver and Derek founded Fundsurfer Ltd in 2012.

Oliver lives in Horfield. He previously co-founded Brisfest and works as a film producer. He is also the European Director for the Creative Mind Group, an LA based not for profit.

Derek lives in Bishopston. He has been building websites for over a decade and works with local social enterprises including Happy City.

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