Friends of Stour Connect is fundraising

Sensory Room for Friends of Stour Connect

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid = £125.00
Donated to Friends of Stour Connect’s £28000.00 Goal

Friends of Stour Connect’s story

Our Charity is proud to announce a fundraising campaign to update the ageing sensory equipment at Stour Connect (Sturminster Newton).

Adults with additional needs (learning/physical disabilities, autism or dementia) are often unable to access facilities providing much needed sensory integration and stimulation beyond the ages of 18 or 25 . This assumes their sensory needs are ‘cured’ at that age!

The Friends of Stour Connect believe there is an ongoing need throughout adulthood, that is not currently being met. We would also like to provide a service for those developing new conditions in later life, through accident or illness, who might benefit from a multi-sensory therapeutic space.

Some of the benefits of multi-sensory environments are :

  • Improved co – ordination and motor development
  • Promoting cognitive development by stimulating brain development
  • Enabling participants to explore their environment
  • Heightened awareness and improved alertness
  • Increased concentration
  • Focussed attention
  • Development or reactivation of senses – hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste

The re-provisioning of this sensory environment is a must, the current areas are outdated, and often not working.

Our target is £28000.

Please support our campaign in any way that you can.

Many thanks - Friends of Stour Connect

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Friends of Stour Connect

Friends of Stour Connect is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving facilities and access at the Stour Connect Day Centre in Sturminster Newton. The Charity has been established to target rural and social isolation affecting the elderly, the physically disabled and those with learning difficulties.  With the dedication of our volunteers and partners, we strive to improve the lives of those who need help within our community. Through our fundraising and volunteering we aim to assist in the provision of equipment, facilities, activities and services over and above those provided by statutory services to help our clients engage in rewarding activities in a supportive environment. Inclusivity is at the core of what we do and we set out to assist all those in  Sturminster Newton, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Blandford areas. If you are interested in our services or volunteering, contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.

Registered Charity Number: 1179693.

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