Barry Employees Support Action for Children with Newly Refurbished Sensory Room

United Kingdom - April 03, 2017

The latest in an established programme of community relations activities has seen employees at the Barry site partner with Action for Children’s Vale Short Breaks. The charity provides respite care and support for children and young people who have learning or physical disabilities and their families at its Ty Robin base in Barry. With Dow employees help the charity was able to secure refurbishment of its sensory room. The brand new room was officially opened in January and staff at the care centre are looking forward to it helping children and their families.

Barry Sensory RoomSensory rooms provide a safe haven for children with special needs who struggle with everyday situations. They also support other children with complex needs by stimulating their senses via equipment such as fibre optic lights, bubble tubes, projected moving images and a range of similar toys. The rooms also have soft seating and space where children can lie, or sit supported.

Nina Rice, Action for Children’s fundraiser in Wales said: “We’re thrilled to benefit from this grant. We’ve witnessed first-hand the impact sensory equipment has on the young people we support and this money will allow us to continue this good work.

“It was wonderful to see Dow staff visit Ty Robin and what their generous donation has paid for and meet staff and families.  We’re so grateful for the continuing support, the interest and passion they show for Action for Children is outstanding.”

Barry Site Leader, Kepa Diaz De Mendibil commented: “We aim to be a responsible part of the local community and what better way to show support than the Dow Barry site partnering with this worthwhile and vital charity. We wish all the staff at Action for Children at Ty Robin well as they all work so hard and we hope that many children and families take some comfort and joy from the refurbished sensory room for many years to come.”