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Balfour Beatty roll up their sleeves for Spectrum Days

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty volunteer for small local charity

Balfour Beatty came in the centre to do some fantastic voluntary work for us on Tuesday 28th June. Balfour Beatty are a international infrastructure group who provide the infrastructure that underpins daily lives such as one of their current projects on the M5 motorway. A group of 6 volunteers from the worldwide infrastructure company came in to paint the ‘Trove’, adjacent bathroom and tidy the garden.


Balfour Beatty

Onwards and upwards...

After having the HOW college in to complete the plastering, it was even better that within a few weeks Belfour Beatty managed come in and do so much work in one day.  This means we can start to get the new musical based sensory equipment to finish the room and equipment the bathroom. If you have ever been to the centre, the ‘Trove’ will be similar to the ‘Cave’ but with more of a focus on music and movement.

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

From the staff...

Sandra Wilkinson, one of our service supervisors said “Balfour Beatty have done an incredible job with painting the Trove, bathroom and tidying the garden in one day. Not only that, but they have said they will might be able to finish off the unexpected work. The major project they are doing with the M5 has had an impact on all those around this area including us with transporting our members and we are very grateful to them for taking time out of their busy schedules. They have been amazing and shown that they are willing to put time and effort back into the community. For a non-for-profit small charity like Spectrum Days, this kind of volunteering is invaluable and helps us to progress.

Spectrum Days - Sandra

Fantastic equipment

Finishing the Trove was one of the charity’s main fundraising goals so it is great, we are half way there at this point in the year. There is a tactile caterpillar and a OMI Vista-interactive floor projector system still to get along with equipment for the bathroom. The projector system responds to gesture and movement creating dynamic images on the floor. Check out the video below to see the projector in action.

Future fundraising aims

We are also looking to get an automatic entrance door, a Graduate Acheeva learning station and a new mini-bus in the near future. These are all items needed to allow Spectrum Days to be even more accessible for meet the needs of our members. Please checkout Fundraising aims for more information on current and future plans. 

Author: Maggie Allen

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