By Zan

On 27th November 2018, as part of Giving Tuesday, Pop-Up Adventure Play will be raising money to fuel our newly launched Playworker Travelling Fund. This is an opportunity for us to gather the funds that will help playworkers travel to different communities and share their wisdom with other playful folk.

We hope, this Giving Tuesday, to be able to raise £500 (roughly $640 USD) so that cover the return expenses of one playworker, travelling to the country we work in the most: the USA. This is the same amount of money that each of team Pop-Ups is allowed to spend on their travel every time we go out on an excursion, so we know it is a number that works, and we hope that it is a number that we can raise to help a fellow playworker.

If we raise £500 on Giving Tuesday, we – Pop-Ups Morgan and Zan – each promise to dress up for an entire day as a robot.

Yes, to thank you for your support on this particular fund-raising adventure, we will each be making our own robot outfits and wearing them for a whole day while going about our day. I, Pop-Ups Zan, am also taking requests on what should be included on my robot costume and what daily task I might need to tackle as a robot.

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As a small disclaimer here – each member of the team can choose which date their Robot Day will be. They will each be solely responsible for their outfit but can seek help from others if required e.g. during construction or assembly. Outfits will more than likely be made of cardboard and other loose parts as this fits in perfectly with the ethos of the organisation. Each Robot Day will be a minimum of 8 hours and will involve photos of each of us doing various things to evidence that we did in fact dress up like a robot for a day. I think that I – Pop-Ups Zan – am also willing to do short videos of my day if folks are willing to donate even more.

We are excited that we have this opportunity to raise funds to help our fellow play friends. It has been a struggle for us to fund our adventures over the past 10 years so we know first hand how hard it is to expand our own play knowledge and support others without the financial means to get there. We hope that our wonderful following of Pop-Ups Supporters will be able to help us to raise some funds so that the practical and theoretical knowledge of playwork can be spread to all corners of the world, starting with just one plane ticket.

Ladies and gentlemen of the Pop-Up Adventure Play community: 27th November 2018.

Please help us to help people like you. #LetsSupportPlay #GivingTuesday

You can use this PayPal link to donate on 27th November. If you donate 10 GBP or more, Paypal will match fund your donation! Hoorah! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Suzanna on, or contact us by Facebook, Twitter, or using our website.