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Funds bid in aid of sensory room

FAMILIES have started a fund raising campaign for a multi-sensory room at a Shirley disability centre.

FAMILIES have started a fund raising campaign for a multi-sensory room at a Shirley disability centre.

A group of relatives put their heads together and formed Club 22, with the aim of introducing the special facility in Gilliver Road.

Kitted out with lights, bubble tubes and other equipment, the purpose of the room is to educate and relax people with a range of disabilities.

Work has already started to convert an old bedroom and the families reckon it will take £10,000 to complete the project.

Mum Sue Ingram, whose 16-year-old son Jamie recently started going to Gilliver Road, said: “The first equipment has been set up and we’re obviously going to add to it as more money becomes available.”

Helen Burchett, staff nurse, added: “Some of the people who come here will have rooms like this at home or have come from a children’s centre which had one.

“We’ve had our first donations from people like Solihull Lions and Waitrose in Hall Green, which has allowed us to buy the first equipment.”

Gilliver Road helps more than 40 families of adults who have physical or learning disabilities.

If you can help with the multi-sensory room appeal, contact david_irwin@mrn.co.uk and we will pass on your details.

 

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