On 30th November United Response’s Pearson Place service will be hosting a charity event at The Victoria Pub in Whitley Bay, raising funds for a much needed sensory room for two young men supported by United Response in North Shields. Why not come along, have fun, and raise money for charity?
Lee and Cal, who will benefit from the new sensory room, have lived in their own home for six years. Cal has Autism and has a very strong need for sensory stimulation; he loves music and dancing and enjoys things which vibrate and spin. Lee is a very able individual who needs lots of verbal prompting. He has a passion for cars but they can also cause him to get very anxious.
Service Manager Emma explains how Lee and Cal will benefit from the sensory room:
“Sensory equipment can reduce anxiety, increase concentration levels, encourage visual responses and promote physical contact. “A sensory room for Cal and Lee would provide them with somewhere they could both go to relax and get the stimulation they need to improve their lives.”
Local band, Cosmic Space Pirates, will be performing on the night, playing an eclectic collection of covers from the likes of Stereophonics, U2 and Blur. The band describes their set list as:
“Classic songs that you would normally hear on a juke box. Our set is designed to get the lads and lasses out of their seats and bouncing around.”
Other entertainment includes a raffle, where there will be the chance to win restaurant vouchers, a paintballing experience and a photo shoot.
There will be plenty of entertainment and activities from 7.30pm until late, with all proceeds going directly to the sensory room at Pearson Place.
Tickets are £7.50 in advance or £10 on the door.
To purchase tickets or find out more please contact Emma Agar on: 07800973608 or 01912304695.
If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to help raise funds towards the sensory room please donate here and type “Pearson Place” in donation target.
Sarah Dean, Fundraising and Press Intern