20th May, 2019

Fireworks show opens up 'whole new world' for learning-disabled Rugbeians

Andy Morris 3rd Nov, 2017

A FOUR-figure donation of cash raised at last year’s fireworks display will help open up ‘a whole new world’ for Rugbeians with learning disabilities.

Rugby Round Table has handed £3,500 to The Brandon Trust, to be spent on a new sensory projector for the Sesame Centre in Rugby.

Sesame Day Opportunities provides a day service to local people with learning disabilities and who have complex needs, as well as supporting people to access the community and take part in group activities.

Brandon Trust locality manager Kim Ford said: “We were absolutely delighted to find out about the Rugby Round Table’s generous donation and would like to extend a huge thanks to all those who helped with the fundraising.

“Multi-sensory environments can open up a whole new world for people with complex disabilities and we are very much looking forward to seeing the benefits of having this for the people we support at the Sesame Centre.”

Vice-Chair of Rugby Round Table Brett Salisbury said: “The donation is one of many made from the funds raised by Rugby Round Table at last year’s fireworks display, and we’re delighted to be able to support another worthy local cause.

“It’s very rewarding to see the money we raise locally being spent within our communities, and we couldn’t continue to make these donations without the people of Rugby supporting our event each year.”

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