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The Together Centre, a Sure Start Children’s Centre located on Woodlands School site has received a £1,000 donation from BAE Systems to provide sensory toys for disabled children.

Hundreds of families across the Fylde coast will benefit from the initiative by being able to access specialist play equipment which is often out of reach of parent’s pockets. Items purchased with the donated money included a dark den which all children, especially those with an autism spectrum condition, enjoy as it gives them a place to retreat and enjoy the sensory experience of using the light up toys project different colours and patterns on the walls.

The Together centre, which opened a year ago, offers information and support to families with disabled children and young people.

Danielle Hague, Coordinator for the Together Centre explained: “As one of the 11 Children’s Centres in Blackpool we offer opportunities for families to access advice and support as well as play, social and learning experiences for the whole family. The Together Centre links with specialist services and agencies for disabled children so that we can provide holistic and specialist support on a range of issues including communication, finance and benefits, education, family support , counselling, grants, health, out of school activities and childcare.

Danielle added “We are extremely grateful for the contribution made by BAE Systems, these toys give children with sensory needs play opportunities which they couldn’t have enjoyed at the Together Centre without this donation”.

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BAE Systems, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK
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