We would like to say a huge thank you to Totnes Rotary Club for their generous £500 donation to Robins Respite and Lifeskills Centre. We are currently raising funds to renovate and update the Sensory Room at Robins – and need to raise a total of £1900 to complete the work and purchase the new equipment we desperately need.
The respite and residential centre has six respite (short-break) beds and four residential beds – offering care to local learning disabled children between the ages of 4 and 19 years old – and much needed support to their families.
Laura Bambrey our Community Fundraiser & Communications Officer at Lifeworks, received the cheque during a presentation at the club meeting at the Royal Seven Stars, Totnes on the 25th of April. We are so grateful to the Totnes Rotary Club for this generous donation- which will purchase a piece of specialist fiber-optic sensory equipment, as well as contribute to the overall re-decoration of the room.
Devon County Councillor Rosemary Rowe has also donated a £350 Locality Grant donation to the project, meaning that we are now looking to raise the remaining £1050 required so that work can start as soon as possible. We have now set up an online campaign page where members of the public can support this appeal, should they wish.
We are always blown away by the generosity of our local community – the support individuals, groups and businesses show our young people is overwhelming.
Multi sensory rooms are very important for exploring and developing the young people’s communication skills. They have been shown to enhance sensory development (hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch), increase hand/eye coordination, promote language development and encourage relaxation.
If you would like to support the renovation of this important facility at Robins, you can make a donation online at http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/lifeworks/robinssensoryroom or alternatively, contact us directly by calling Laura on 01803 861064 or emailing [email protected]