Surrey’s success funds three new projects for local children

ON the 4th May Wooden Spoon Surrey visited St Stephen’s CofE Primary School in South Godstone following a grant of £9,450 from the region allowing the school to develop a sensory room.

The lovely staff and pupils at St Stephen’s School laid on a great celebration party for Honorary President, John Inverdale who joined the committee to officially open The Wooden Spoon Sensory Room.

The room will provide a safe, quiet space to support pupils with emotional regulation away from the busy mainstream environment along with providing a physical and mental stimulus to help pupils within their Vision Impairment Unit develop their sight, sound, touch and hearing.

In the last few months, Wooden Spoon Surrey has also completed two further projects, that were funded thanks to the support of Effingham Golf Club and their Men’s and Ladies’ Captains’ Charity Appeal.

A grant of £18,000 was provided towards The Wooden Spoon Play Area at Brooklands School in Reigate which enabled this special school to install a wheelchair accessible swing and trampoline for rebound therapy. This new equipment created an inclusive and accessible play area for pupils increasing their opportunities for outdoor play.

The second project was at Cherry Trees in East Clandon where £14,000 was provided towards a new bathroom at this respite centre for children and young adults with a range of complex disabilities.

Unfortunately official openings have not yet been possible due to Covid restrictions however Lynn Aylward and Rick Westley of Effingham Golf Club, recently visited Cherry Trees Respite Home to see the newly refurbished bathroom. Our thanks go them and all the members of the golf club who so magnificently supported their fundraising efforts.

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