Because every child needs to play.
Imagine a world without play. For one in five Australians, this is a sad reality. Our public playgrounds are not built to consider the needs of people with disabilities and their families and friends.
The Touched by Olivia Foundation together with the City of Marion, the South Australian Government and with the support of Channel Nine are giving children this opportunity by building the State’s first inclusive playspace, Livvi's Place Marion.
Why? It's simple - every child deserves the chance to play regardless of their abilities. Livvi's Place will allow people of all abilities to play side by side in a safe and fun environment.
Livvi's Place will be located at Hendrie Street Reserve, Park Holme, in the City of Marion, South Australia
Livvi’s Place has been specially designed in close consultation with the community to ensure no-one is left out. To be built on a beautiful tree-lined reserve, the playground features a wheelchair accessible carousel, swings, a hill slide, a nature play creek, play tables, an accessible cubby house and water play areas. Families will love coming to the playground which will also feature BBQs and picnic shelters. The site will be fenced and protected by shade sails.
We need your help to raise $340,000 to turn the playground into reality … and put a smile on the face of thousands of children.
Help us to make play a reality for all children
To help us make this dream a reality, we need your donation before May 31st 2017. The project cost is almost $1,000,000 - and we are more than half way there. The City of Marion has invested $310,000 and the South Australian Government $250,000 through the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure.
And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us
Every donation over $2 is tax deductable.
- $50 will have the opportunity to include a hand-painted tile in the playground.
- $350 will have a personalised panel in the playground with your name or that of your business or a special message.
- $10,000 will be recognised with special signage in Livvi's Place.
Help every kid play in South Australia
Visit the Touched by Olivia Foundation website for more information about this project or their great work around Australia - www.touchedbyolivia.com.au/marion