360 Play launches Young Minds campaign
UK FEC chain 360 Play has launched a new campaign, ‘Young minds’, which aims to support children and families which have been isolated throughout the pandemic, those who have lost jobs, those who have been sick or those who have struggled to cope and need a helping hand back to normality.
Owner and founder Duncan Phillips has pledged over £60,000 worth of tickets for children and families who have struggled through lockdown for 360 Play centres across the country. “As a father of two boys through lockdown and passionate about giving children the best start in life the pandemic has had a significant impact on the younger members of our society. Unfortunately we may only see the impacts when the world does start to return to normal but the warning signs are very clear to see.
“I am passionate that its now we need to get our children out from home lockdowns and start playing together with others in safe and creative settings that will help re introduce them to social interaction off screens. Through our Young Minds Campaign if we can reach out and give just one family some help right now it will have been a success. That’s why I am so proud to play our part reaching out to thousands of families who may not have the ability to access our sites to come along as or guests and play again in active and open settings.“
In this campaign 360 Play is reaching out to its local communities to help find out who really needs a day of carefree family fun.
For the first 30 days of 360 Play reopening, in stage three of the roadmap, 360 Play will be gifting over 50 tickets daily to the most deserving families in its communities. Friends, families, local charities or CAHMs teams can nominate families who they consider would benefit from a play date together.
The 360 Play Young Minds Campaign has been created by Duncan with the support of his management teams across our centres and the backing of local MPs, children’s mental health charities, local businesses and more.