Upperthorpe is one of the most deprived areas in the UK. The nearest park is almost two miles away and involves crossing major roads and climbing big hills to get there.
Local children therefore have few places in which they can play. As a result, children and their parents do not often venture outside and due to language barriers and a mix of nationalities living in the local area, a lot of people keep to themselves.
The Tesco Bags of Help scheme will help develop a grassy bank at a nearby housing estate into a place for children to play and nature to thrive. The area will include a hardwood log, making a home for insects and providing somewhere for children to climb, as well as jumping discs for children to jump off and gabion seating that will attract wildlife. This will have a huge impact on the children, as they can learn through play, developing their social and cognitive skills and increasing their self-confidence.
Parents will also get the opportunity to meet and socialise with one another. The area will therefore help all generations to build links with their neighbours and perhaps learn about other cultures.
If you would like to help create integration and cohesion through play, then please vote for Upperthorpe Residents and Tenants Association in in the following Tesco stores:
- Chapeltown Express
- Kelham Island Express
- Sheffield Barnsley Express
- Sheffield Edward St Express
- Sheffield Dykes H Express
- Sheffield Church Express
- Sheffield Savile Extra
- Sheffield West Street Metro
- Sheffield Eyre Lane Express
- Sheffield Infirmary
If you are interested in applying for the Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme, you can find out all the information you need here.