Children’s lives brightened up by new room

Opening of newly furbished sensory room  for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. '''FL; Mayor of Stowmarket  Debbie Ball, Joanne Basney, and Caroline Grove
Opening of newly furbished sensory room for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. '''FL; Mayor of Stowmarket Debbie Ball, Joanne Basney, and Caroline Grove
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CHILDREN with serious disabilities have had their world made a little brighter with the opening of a renewed sensory room in Stowmarket.

On Monday, the Stowmarket and Area Opportunity Group unveiled the fruits of their fund-raising and some very hard work behind the scenes.

Opening of newly furbished sensory room  for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. '''Maggie Mayes, 2.

Opening of newly furbished sensory room for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. '''Maggie Mayes, 2.

For some children, using the sensory room enables them to interact and relax with soothing light, sounds and textures in a safe environment.

The group, which meets at Chilton Way, each week has been working to re-lay new flooring, decorate the walls and install new bubble tubes and Stowmarket Mayor Cllr Debbie Ball paid tribute to their endeavours as she officially opened the new room.

She described the facility as a ‘caring, safe and stimulating’.

Joanne Basney, chairman of the group, said: “We sat down and designed the room ourselves and we fitted the flooring which took hours but it was worth it.

Opening of newly furbished sensory room  for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. ''Janie and Harry Rose. Harry has Duplications of proximal 16q

Opening of newly furbished sensory room for Stowmarket Opportunity Group Stepping Stones. ''Janie and Harry Rose. Harry has Duplications of proximal 16q

“We have created a new website and leaflets. We want the room to be the children’s own place as disabled children desperately need somewhere to go and we want more people to know about what we do here.”More information is on www.stepping-stones-group.org.uk