Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is delighted to have received a grant of £6,400 from John Lewis towards its Lilypad Appeal, which will transform its respite home for children with complex disabilities, and their families.
The donation of £6,400 will help fund a new sensory room for the respite home. The sensory room will help meet children’s sensory needs and will provide multiple benefits to their health. There will be an interactive projector where children can play games and interact with their surroundings, giving the children hours of fun, bubble tubes, bright lights and a fan that circulates different scents so that they can become immersed in their own world.
Nuisha Russo, senior fundraiser at Diverse Abilities, said: “We are delighted to receive such a fantastic donation that will help us create a much needed sensory room at our respite home. The sensory room will give children hours of relaxation and will help calm or stimulate their senses so they feel less anxious and more able to enjoy their stay at the respite home.”
Jeremy Adams, branch manager at John Lewis said: “We are very proud to support Diverse Abilities and their fundraising for the Lilypad Appeal. To be able to support this very worthwhile local charity is important to all of us here at John Lewis Poole and we hope to be closely involved as the sensory room takes shape.”
For more information regarding Diverse Abilities and the Lilypad Appeal please visit www.lilypadappeal.org.uk or call 01202 718266.