16th Dec, 2017

Sensory equipment to brighten the lives of those with learning disabilities

SENSORY equipment is set to brighten the days of people with learning disabilities thanks to Leamington Regency Rotary Club.

Staff and customers of Heart of England Mencap’s respite facility in Valley Road, are set to receive equipment including calming autism sensory lights, bubble tubes and sensory mats and toys.

The club raised £500 for the charity which was matched by club president Sabrina Marnham’s employers – Warwick-based Siemens, who support her charity work – taking the grand total to £1,000.

Sabrina – who is 29 and the club’s youngest ever president – said she was delighted to be able to help such a ‘wonderful’ local cause.

She added: “I wanted to fundraise for a local charity where I could actually see the good the money is doing rather than just write a cheque and not see the difference it has made – and Mencap’s Valley Road centre is just that.

“It is amazing to be able to come here and meet the wonderful people the money will benefit – it really is a fantastic place doing such brilliant work for local people with learning disabilities.”

Valley Road team leader Anisha Rai, said the donation was ‘truly wonderful’ and would make a huge difference to the lives of the customers.

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