We are thrilled to have received a very generous grant from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. This grant-giving charity is funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The £20,000 award has enabled us to purchase a custom-build, wheelchair-accessible sensory tower for the Tim Lamb Centre garden.
The sensory tower will feature a wheelchair-accessible ramp leading up to two octagon-shaped platforms. There will be a sensory panel on each of the platforms. There will also be a raised double-width slide designed to assist with stand-to-transfer access. There will also be a small set of stairs (with handles), providing an element of ‘challenge’ for children learning to climb steps and a clatter bridge, which will provide a wobbly level of excitement for children learning to walk and climb. We are in discussion with the suppliers around the other primary features of the tower.
The wheelchair-accessible tower will be positioned in the bottom right-hand corner of the Tim Lamb Centre garden, (where the animal enclosure was previously). Construction of the tower is due to start in March and will hopefully be completed before we reopen.