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MARS SUPPORTS Thames Valley Adventure Playground
15th July 2010

Associates from Mars Chocolate Commercial team in Slough have been helping to construct, paint and decorate play equipment based on our summer theme of transport at Thames Valley Adventure Playground recently.

Teams of associates spent three days putting together the equipment for the children's outdoor play area consisting of air travel, space and road and rail.

Since 1982 Thames Valley Adventure Playground has provided a chance for people with all types of special need to enjoy the fun, freedom and friendship afforded by the opportunity to play and share experiences in a safe and stimulating environment.

Gary Warrington from Thames Valley Adventure Playground said: " Wow! To say that we are grateful to Mars and to the volunteers would be the understatement of the year, they all worked their socks off creating some really exciting play opportunities for the children to enjoy. The volunteers were all really receptive to the needs of the children and what we were trying to achieve and threw themselves whole heartedly into the projects. Thank you seems so inadequate, but it is true to say that without their input and enthusiasm the children would not now be enjoying this new play equipment, we could not have done it without you."

Sarah Stagg from one of the Mars teams, said: "We would like to thank Mars for giving us the opportunity to give something back to the community and for such a worthwhile cause like TVAP. We hope that the children using the playground get lots of fun and fulfillment from the plane we built!"

Helping out at this project is just one of the ways that Mars Associates supported the local community this month. In order to recognise National Volunteer Week, which takes place in June, Mars Associates participated in a volunteer focus month and carried out a series of community activities to support organisations in the local area.

Further Mars team activity days will be taking place throughout the course of the year.

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