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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