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THE SENSORY ROOM
STEP 3 COMPLETE!! See below for more information!
Right from the word go, Samuel as loved his sensory toys. When he was 2 years old, he was lucky enough to be chosen by his local children's centre as the recipient of a 'sensory in a suitcase'. It was on a loan basis for 2 years, Samuel had loads of fun at home with things like a colour changing bubble tube, fibre optic lights and a projector.
In 2011, when Samuel could no longer crawl up the stairs and became too heavy for his Mum to carry him, another option had to be decided and eventually, an extension was built and Samuel had a bedroom and wetroom downstairs. At Ruth's request, lots of powerpoints were put in so eventually, the bedroom could be made into a sensory room.
Ruth admits that she has never been any good at DIY and with the enormous cost of proper sensory equipment involved, the project has been put on hold.
Samuel has had to endure 4 operations in a year and has another one pending. Although his spinal surgery went well, his hips are still not right and very painful. When he is at home, he spends most of his time in his bedroom which can be very boring with the only source of entertainment being his TV, so it would be lovely to transform the room for him so he doesn't get so bored!
(MANY THANKS TO CHARLIE, FRANK, NEVILLE AND ALL THE OTHER FISHERMEN WHO BRAVED THE HEAVY SUMMER RAINS TO TAKE PART IN A FISHING COMPETITION TO RAISE £903.33 TOWARDS SAMUEL'S SENSORY ROOM - MANY THANKS FROM US BOTH XXX)
(After more tireless fundraising by Samuel's guardian angel Steve Jury and some anonymous donations, we were finally able to get Samuel's sensory room done!! The work was completed on 6th June 2013 and as you can see from the slideshow on the right the transformation was amazing! Great work from Tim Odlin from The Sensory Company and his electrician Stan - they worked almost non stop for over 13 hours to get it completed!)