Sector Healthcare
Project type New build
Services provided Site survey
Planning advice
Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project management
Installation
Year completed 2017
Project location Scotland
Client Its Good 2 Give
Products used Puppy the Dog springer; cable way; pod swing
 
 

Context

The Ripple Retreat, located on the shores of Loch Venachar in the Trossachs National Park in Scotland, aims to provide support to young cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. It is the brainchild of Lynne and Ian McNicoll, and built and managed by the charity It's Good 2 Give.

Opened in May 2017, The retreat is an amazing place for young cancer patients to stay and escape the daily challenges of their illness and enter a calm and caring environment in an otherwise difficult time. Designed by award-winning architect Tony Kettle, who also created the Falkirk Wheel, the building is sympathetically rooted to the shoreline, with a majestic backdrop of Scottish pine adding to the amazing views.

Lynne and Ian wanted to provide the brave children with a fun environment which would bring families together so they can enjoy time together away from their usual surroundings.

Work undertaken

Proludic was delighted to help and provided The Ripple Retreat with playground equipment for all the visitors to enjoy. The young patients are often not able to attend a public park and this equipment has enabled them to enjoy what their peers get to experience.

As part of Proludic’s 30th Anniversary competition, The Ripple Retreat was also one of 12 customers to receive a ‘Puppy the Dog’ springer, installed for free.

Roy Auld, Sales Manager for Proludic Scotland explains:

“My first trip to the Ripple Retreat site was on a wet Spring morning earlier this year, which took me through the town of Callander in Stirlingshire, and headed north to the gateway of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After a few miles driving along the single track road by the side of Loch Venacher I reached the site which at an advanced stage of construction. The location has a secluded parkland area on the banks of the loch, with uninterrupted views across the water to Ben Ledi and beyond. A more peaceful place on earth would be hard to find. Mr Ian McNicoll explained the aspiration for the provision of suitable outdoor play equipment which was to be appropriate for the special requirements of the residents, and to fit within the natural environment. He also told me the extraordinary story of how the project came into being, and how the creation of ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ had been so successful and touched so many hearts. The Ripple Retreat building design has a main feature of it’s unique and elegant curved roof to offer the ‘ripple effect’, and using that as inspiration it wasn’t long before we came up with the plan for the play equipment. The Proludic cable way and pod swing have large curved frames which blend beautifully with the ripple theme and the rest of the site. I recently returned to see the finished Ripple Retreat with families now being able to use this amazing facility, and was delighted to see that the project has been such a huge success.”

Outcome

Lynne and Ian have been overjoyed with the happiness the Proludic play equipment has provided to the many brave young patients who visit. Lynne, also an OBE recipient for her charitable endeavours, provided Proludic with an interview about the work The Retreat does and the impact that the new play equipment has made. Watch the video below for more information.


Context

The Ripple Retreat, located on the shores of Loch Venachar in the Trossachs National Park in Scotland, aims to provide support to young cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. It is the brainchild of Lynne and Ian McNicoll, and built and managed by the charity It's Good 2 Give.

Opened in May 2017, The retreat is an amazing place for young cancer patients to stay and escape the daily challenges of their illness and enter a calm and caring environment in an otherwise difficult time. Designed by award-winning architect Tony Kettle, who also created the Falkirk Wheel, the building is sympathetically rooted to the shoreline, with a majestic backdrop of Scottish pine adding to the amazing views.

Lynne and Ian wanted to provide the brave children with a fun environment which would bring families together so they can enjoy time together away from their usual surroundings.

Work undertaken

Proludic was delighted to help and provided The Ripple Retreat with playground equipment for all the visitors to enjoy. The young patients are often not able to attend a public park and this equipment has enabled them to enjoy what their peers get to experience.

As part of Proludic’s 30th Anniversary competition, The Ripple Retreat was also one of 12 customers to receive a ‘Puppy the Dog’ springer, installed for free.

Roy Auld, Sales Manager for Proludic Scotland explains:

“My first trip to the Ripple Retreat site was on a wet Spring morning earlier this year, which took me through the town of Callander in Stirlingshire, and headed north to the gateway of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After a few miles driving along the single track road by the side of Loch Venacher I reached the site which at an advanced stage of construction. The location has a secluded parkland area on the banks of the loch, with uninterrupted views across the water to Ben Ledi and beyond. A more peaceful place on earth would be hard to find. Mr Ian McNicoll explained the aspiration for the provision of suitable outdoor play equipment which was to be appropriate for the special requirements of the residents, and to fit within the natural environment. He also told me the extraordinary story of how the project came into being, and how the creation of ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ had been so successful and touched so many hearts. The Ripple Retreat building design has a main feature of it’s unique and elegant curved roof to offer the ‘ripple effect’, and using that as inspiration it wasn’t long before we came up with the plan for the play equipment. The Proludic cable way and pod swing have large curved frames which blend beautifully with the ripple theme and the rest of the site. I recently returned to see the finished Ripple Retreat with families now being able to use this amazing facility, and was delighted to see that the project has been such a huge success.”

Outcome

Lynne and Ian have been overjoyed with the happiness the Proludic play equipment has provided to the many brave young patients who visit. Lynne, also an OBE recipient for her charitable endeavours, provided Proludic with an interview about the work The Retreat does and the impact that the new play equipment has made. Watch the video below for more information.


 
 
 
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