Lord's Taverners support Percy Hedley College, Jesmond

11th Nov 2014
Lord's Taverners support Percy Hedley College, Jesmond

Students at Percy Hedley College in Jesmond, Newcastle, are now enjoying a new multi-sensory room and are enhancing their creative and communicative abilities thanks to a generous donation from the Northumberland and Durham branch of the Lord’s Taverners.

Alongside other contributors, the Lord’s Taverners presented £4350 towards equipment for the new room, providing two ‘sound beams’; a system which detects the distance, direction and velocity of body movements in a defined space and translates these into signals for electronic music or multimedia.

This has introduced a new dimension to the room, allowing college students who have very limited physical abilities to develop communication skills and movement control through cause and effect.

As a long term supporter of the Percy Hedley Foundation, the regions’ leading disability charity, the Taverners charity was pleased to continue its relationship and support Percy Hedley with their latest facility.

Jamie Graham, regional chair of the Lord’s Taverners commented:
“In the past the regional branch has supplied cricket equipment, minibuses and specially adapted sports wheelchairs to local schools, to ensure disadvantaged and disabled young people have the opportunity to enjoy sport.

“If there are any schools within the Northumberland and Durham region that would benefit from similar projects and want to apply for support, I would ask them to contact the charity for further information at www.lordstaverners.org.”

The Lord's Taverners is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.

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