Wooden Spoon Isle of Man helps make miracles

Manx Miracles, a parent-led charity for families and children that have special needs and disabilities, have been raising funds for a new sensory unit at the Pre-School Assessment Centre in Pulrose for the last two years.

Alongside vital donations from the public and Manx Mencap, Wooden Spoon Isle of Man granted £20,000 towards the new state of the art facility, which has been officially named ‘The Miracle Den’.

The Pre-School Assessment Centre (PSAC) is part of the Island’s Department of Education and Children and caters for children under five years old who suffer a wide range of conditions such as Autism, ADHD and Cystic Fibrosis. The PSAC promotes inclusion, reduces barriers to learning and supports schools in meeting special needs.

An outstanding £200,000 was raised overall for the new sensory room, with the new facilities providing vital equipment to stimulate and develop disabled children’s senses and communication skills. It will also encourage learning and aid anxiety.

Manx Miracles trustee Damian Bird said: “We are thrilled that with the help of the community, local businesses and local charities like Wooden Spoon, we have managed to meet the goal of building this fantastic facility in just two years.” Thanks goes to everyone who donated to this local project.

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