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Reconsider your decision to cease funding Play Wales

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We established this campaign following the Welsh Government’s decision to stop grant funding Play Wales. For 15 years we have successfully campaigned for children’s play, now we find ourselves in an astonishing position where we have to campaign for Play Wales.

Play Wales – the national charity for children’s play – works to raise awareness of children and young people's need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play.

It is widely recognised that for 15 years Play Wales has supported the Welsh Government in the implementation of its play policy into practice at a local level. After 30 September 2014 Play Wales will not be able to continue this work.

Play Wales’ Board of Trustees has issued all staff members with 12 weeks notice of redundancy and is considering steps to close the organisation.

We know that your support will help us make the case for Welsh Government funding so that we can continue the work of supporting and advocating for children’s play of the last 15 years.

Please sign this petition to show your support and to urge the Welsh Government to reconsider its decision to stop funding Play Wales.

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