Deacon Malcohm Hetherington and Late Deacon Ian A MacIntosh were delighted to visit SensationALL Westhill and present a cheque for £1,700 recently.
Funds were raised at the Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation annual dinner dance where members and guests were very generous.
SensationALL provide therapeutic groups and multi-sensory experiences for children and adults with disabilities and multiple support needs, and their families from their Westhill base. The organisation was established in 2012 following the closure of Aberdeen’s Raeden Centre which left a large gap in service provision in the area. Approx. 71% of current service users are Autistic although most have more than one condition including physical disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairment and neurodevelopmental conditions.
SensationALL is staffed by experienced staff therefore can offer specialist sensory facilities where individuals and groups can play and interact in an inclusive, safe and non-threatening environment. The weekly timetable of activity groups for adults and children is designed to provide support for individuals at all stages from pre-school where early intervention is paramount to their development to school age groups promoting self-regulation techniques and social skills to the adult groups that encourage life skills.
The charity are currently going through a Community Asset Transfer for ownership of the Old Schoolhouse building from which they operate and once the transfer is completed they will begin to secure funding to allow capital investment in the building to extend and upgrade in order to become a centre of excellence as well as an asset to the community.