Play Gloucestershire, a children’s charity that specialises in outdoor play, was named National Playwork Team of the Year.
Stroud Town Council helps fund weekly play sessions during term times at Mason Road playing fields and Archway Gardens play area.
During the Easter holidays, youngsters can enjoy free play days with the team. The play days, which run from 10am-4pm will be held at Mason Road playing fields on April 8 and April 15 and at Archway Gardens play area on April 10 and April 17.
“It is no surprise that Play Gloucestershire won a national award,” said town councillor Kevin Cranston. “They provide a vital and inspiring service which not only entertains our young people but helps them develop into good citizens.”
Described as an outdoor youth club, Play Gloucestershire, which runs the Rangers scheme, offers a wide range of activities for young people aged 7 to 14. The charity recently won a national award for its work.
Pip Levett, Director of Play Gloucestershire, said: “Play Gloucestershire is all about great team work. We are a small charity that work really well as a team, on limited resources to provide lots of great playwork.”
For more information on Play Gloucestershire, please visit www.playgloucestershire.org.uk.