Children who visit Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice will get to enjoy an array of new sensory equipment thanks to a generous donation from the Redbrik Foundation.

The Redbrik Foundation - established by the estate and letting agent in 2020 to improve the lives of people and communities across South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire – supports several charities each year and is primarily focused on helping children and young people.

So, when the Foundation discovered that Bluebell Wood was in need of new equipment for its sensory room which was refurbished earlier the year, it was delighted to offer its support.

The charity plans to use the £1,400 donation for several pieces of specialist equipment that help stimulate or calm children with complex medical conditions, including a ‘sensory rug’ that produces a starlight effect and is designed to help with hand-eye coordination and provide visual stimulus.

Judith Bentley, Head of Care at Bluebell Wood, said: “When families stay with us for respite care and support we pride ourselves on offering the best possible services and equipment so the children and young people in our care get the most out of their visits.

“Sensory play is an incredibly important part of this. Our sensory room is designed to help a child to explore their world and stimulate their senses by aiding their self-expression, while having plenty of fun along the way.

“None of this would be possible without our fantastic supporters in the community so we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Redbrik Foundation for its generosity and ongoing support.”

Redbrik Foundation Trustee David Cooper said: “Bluebell Wood are a fantastic charity who are very deserving of the grant they’ve been awarded. We’re delighted to support them and hope the items for their sensory room will give the children the quality of life they deserve.”