hill park

Hill Park is one of the largest special needs school in Brighton & Hove and caters to children with moderate, severe and profound disabilities. Their lower site currently has 98 students and staffing costs account for 96% of the school’s budget. This means upgrading facilities like their KS2 playground requires fundraising and that’s where we come in!

The current playground contains broken equipment, empty garden beds and lots of under-utilised space. In fact, currently there is no piece of working equipment that students in wheelchairs can use.In August this year, we are going to give this playground a much needed makeover with new equipment, safety surfacing, planting, painting and learning areas. The staff are excited, the students are excited, and we feel privileged to be able to make such a difference in the lives of families in our city.

The project is well underway - check out the video below for the latest update!

We need volunteers who can help with demolition, construction, gardening, painting and cleaning. If you’d like to volunteer time please complete the form here:



To do the playground well and safely, we need to raise £65,000. The great news is we’re already half way! Maybe you’re able to do a fundraising event or maybe your group would like to sponsor a piece of equipment. Below is a shopping list of equipment for the playground.

Fort: £7,000

Roundabout: £6,000

Spinner Bowl: £600

Trampoline: £2,500

1:1 Learning Barrel: £3,500

Activity Stations: £300 each (6 required)

Woodland Hut: £1,000

Outdoor Classroom: £2,000

Planting: £2,000

Tunnel and Mounds: £2,000


If you’d like to donate, or sponsor a specific piece of equipment you can donate by clicking the button below.
If an item you have choose to donate towards has already been covered by other donations, we will use your donation to cover other items of the playground project.