New multi-sensory system brings a splash of fun to Percy Hedley

first_imgNew multi-sensory system brings a splash of fun to Percy Hedley AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding North East A cricket charity specialising in giving young people a ‘sporting chance’, has donated a £25,000 grant to enhance the hydrotherapy pool experience for disabled children at Percy Hedley School in Forest Hall.The money provided has been used to install a multi-sensory system at the pool. The versatile sound and lighting system will aid relaxation, and above all, add to the fun that the sessions bring to pupils.This is one of many grants made to the Percy Hedley Foundation by the Northumberland and Durham region of The Lord’s Taverners, who are long term supporters of the charity.Speaking of the benefits the new system will bring, Anna Coates, superintendent physiotherapist at the foundation said:“The new multi-sensory equipment in the hydrotherapy pool will provide invaluable benefits to disabled children who have to struggle with the challenges of everyday living. In the warm water these restrictions are reduced, giving the opportunity for free movement and exercise.”Alan Wright, Chairman of the Lords Taverners for the Northumberland and Durham region, said:“The Lord’s Taverners are delighted to assist Percy Hedley School with its need for the hydrotherapy system. Pupils will be able to receive greater enjoyment from their sporting recreation time, which is what this charity aims to achieve. It makes all our fundraising efforts worthwhile to see the pleasure it will bring to the children, their families and teaching staff.”Des Bustard director of fundraising and marketing commented:“I am extremely grateful to the Lord’s Taverners for providing the children at Percy Hedley School with this latest facility which will greatly enhance their experiences as they strive towards living a full and active life.“It is marvellous to work in partnership with an organisation with a similar aim to ours which is to give disadvantaged and disabled young people the opportunity to enjoy physical activities.”The donation was marked with an opening ceremony at Percy Hedley’s headquarters at Forest Hall on Tuesday 20th September, where Lord’s Taverners representatives were shown the equipment in operation. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more

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Dead & Company Pay Tribute To Rob Wasserman In Colorado Opener [Full Audio/Videos]

first_imgDead & Company made their way to Folsom Field in Boulder, CO last night, playing the first of two exciting July 4th weekend performances in the colorful state. The venue had not hosted live music since 2001, making these performances all the more special for local fans. What would Dead & Company do to honor the occasion?The group brought some serious fire to the venue, opening up the show with a bouncing “Bertha” before jamming into the classic Dead cover, “Good Lovin’.” The band was smokin’ from the get go, and brought out jams like “Tennessee Jed” and “Cold Rain and Snow” to keep things moving. From there, Bob Weir took a moment to honor his lost friend, Rob Wasserman, who passed away earlier in the week. Wasserman was a member of Weir’s band Ratdog, and the Dead & Company band decided to debut Ratdog’s “Even So” in his honor. It was a touching moment.The set finished up with “Uncle John’s Band” and “One More Saturday Night,” as the classic Grateful Dead numbers filled the air of the Colorado venue. The band then opened the second set with a great song pairing: “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain.” They were locked in and firing high, bringing out “Saint of Circumstance” before going into “Terrapin Station.” Dead & Company really showed off their improvisational prowess through the run of songs, and kept things going with a sick “Drums/Space.” “Stella Blue” brought the band back to Earth, and “Throwing Stones” and “Not Fade Away” closed out a wonderful second set.Finally, the encore brought one of Dead & Company’s newer songs, as John Mayer handled vocals on “Black Muddy River.” Check out videos and the full setlist below!Bertha/Good Lovin’One More Saturday NightScarlet Begonias/Fire On The MountainThrowin’ StonesBlack Muddy RiverFull Audio (via taper Jeff Frank)The setlist can be seen below!Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlistslast_img read more

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