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Call out for local businesses to sponsor park play equipment for inclusive play

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Liverpool City Council is calling on local businesses to sponsor the upgrading of equipment in local playgrounds to make them more accessible for children of all abilities.

“For $2,750 a business can sponsor the installation of an inclusive high-backed swing seat upgrade, so that local children have opportunities, to play, connect and belong – regardless of their ability,” said Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun.

In return, businesses will get:

  • Their business name on the back of their installed sponsored swing seat
  • A promotional toolkit, including social media exposure to promote their participation in the program
  • An invitation to the community launch at Casula Parklands playground with their logo featured on campaign signage and;
  • Inclusion in a paid digital marketing campaign throughout the community

“This is a beautiful way to demonstrate real caring and lift the spirits of our youngest residents and their families and we are proud to be the first Council in Western Sydney to get on board,” the Mayor said.

Liverpool City Council and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce have partnered with not-for-profit Play For All Australia to provide inclusive swing seat upgrades across 16 parks in the Liverpool Local Government Area.

Play For All Australia’s mission is the widespread inclusion of play equipment to create a world of activity and belonging for all families, especially those who have a young child with a disability.

Mayor Mannoun said Council is committed to ensuring Liverpool is an inclusive city and is thrilled to partner with such an incredibly worthy initiative as Play For All Australia.

“This is a wonderful way to bring our community and local businesses together and build on the many great parks and playground facilities we have across Liverpool,” Mayor Mannoun said.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce President Dimitri Karam said the program provided a creative and innovative way to make sure children get an equal opportunity within our local community.

“I’m certain that our business community will get behind this program to make sure it gets to all of the eligible parks in our region.”

Play for All Australia is a social enterprise established by Caroline Ghatt and husband Tim Smith, inspired by their son Marcus who used a wheelchair until he died aged 12.

His parents launched the initiative to generate awareness and galvanize the importance of social inclusion.

For more information, visit playforall.com.au.

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