PACSO has been such fun this summer! As well as taking part in some amazing activities, the children have helped us to welcome some very special visitors. We particularly enjoyed introducing them to the Mayor of Chichester, Councillor Peter Budge.

The Mayor joined us for our morning team time, where we sang Happy Birthday to one of the children. We then looked at the visual timetable to find out what was happening that day. Once everyone had gone off into their teams, we showed the Mayor around the various activities.

There is always such a lot to see at PACSO, and the Mayor enjoyed seeing first hand what our children were up to, including

  • Table football
  • Air hockey
  • Trampolining
  • Climbing frame
  • Wheelchair swings
  • Bouncy castle
  • Go karts
  • Lego
  • Toys
  • Play-Do
  • Gooey cornflour
  • Drama with Andy

The Mayor joined in the fun in every area, although he declined a bounce on our bouncy castle! However, he did agree to have a cheeky photo taken with Ruth before he left, which is a lovely keepsake for our photo album.

We love showing people around PACSO, because we think it’s really important to show off what we do. We were thrilled that the Mayor came to see us this year, because the City Council have always been great supporters of PACSO. In fact, just before he came, we heard that they are giving us a grant of £5,000 towards our work this year. That’s such fantastic news because it assures the continuity of activities like the PACSO Playscheme.

Our thanks to Councillor Peter Budge for giving up some of his valuable time to come and see us. We hope he enjoyed the wonderful world of PACSO and that he’ll come back and see us again.

Our thanks, as well, to his colleagues at Chichester City Council who continue to support us through their discretionary grants programme. It is very much appreciated.


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