Fantastic news has led to celebration at The Doncaster Deaf Trust, where children are to benefit from a brand new sensory room.
A cash injection of £10,000 from Children in Need means the new room can be built, to help children who have difficulty with communication on many different levels. Equipment to stimulate and calm within the room will include fibre optics, cushioned flooring, bubble tubes, light projectors and touch with sound equipment. New and positive experiences aids improvements in communication.
The Doncaster Deaf Trust works with youngsters who have disorders that include deafness, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s, Rett’s and Down’s syndromes.
Jane Goodman, deputy headteacher at Doncaster School for the Deaf said: “We are delighted to have recieved this money from Children in Need which will be used for equipment for our sensory room. The benefits of sensory play are well known encouraging hand and eye coordination and the development of social and language skills.”
Elizabeth Myers, Regional Head of Children in Need in the North of England said: “At BBC Children in Need we fund projects making a tangible difference to young lives. Doncaster Deaf Trust is a great examples of our Small Grants in action. These can really demonstrate how relatively small sums of money can have a huge impact.”
BBC Children in Need’s Chief Executive, David Ramsden, added: “These grants are all made possible by the amazing work of our supporters. Whether you’ve dressed up, baked cakes or thrown yourself into a sponsored challenge, every penny raised really helps make a difference to young lives. Thank you all.”
Find out more about available grants at bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants .