Little Miracles, Ramsey, use £48,917 of National Lottery Funding to create new Sensory Spaces

The People’s Project who partner with the Big Lottery Fund, The National Lottery and ITV, give the public the chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in their local community.

£3 million of National Lottery funding was up for grabs and 95 organisations shortlisted across the UK, one being Little Miracles in Ramsey.

Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions. These children need a place to play, laugh and create friendships. Little Miracles provides this whilst families are able to access the advice, support and care they deserve.

Little Miracles were delighted to win a transformative amount of funding!

The charity decided they would use the £48,917 funding to create a beautiful sensory space in their Children’s centre; to offer more soft play resources, specialist sensory toys and interactive sensory equipment throughout the centre.

Little Miracles contacted Rhino Sensory UK and were keen to get the plans in place as soon as possible. They were working to a tight deadline to get the equipment installed for the National Lottery television launch in only two weeks time!

We were delighted to work with Little Miracles and got set to work right away, ensuring the two-week deadline was hit.

The Sensory Room & Equipment

Rhino UK wanted to create a sensory room to suit a variety of users; those who wanted to relax, learn, stimulate a specific area/disability, distraction techniques, socialise and many more. They achieved this by resourcing a variety of sensory equipment like projection and light effectstactile wall panels, interactive sensory equipment, cosy beanbagsUV lightingFibre Optics and sensory toys to play with whilst in the room.

The centre also has a mobile OmiVista, a motion-activated projection system that creates dynamic interactive images on the floor or surface and comes preloaded with 100’s of educational and playful apps. Rhino thought it’d be perfect for Little Miracles. It can easily be wheeled between rooms and shared between the Little Miracles family of centres.

The Result

The Sensory room and equipment were designed and installed to meet the urgent two-week deadline. Little Miracles officially opened their new sensory room with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Ramsey, Amy from Little Miracles, and Richard, who visits the centre. Local families attended and admired the new sensory resources and agreed the facility would have an incredible and positive impact on so many lives.

The Sensory Room created a stimulating and relaxing sensory environment that delivers a range of experiences for learning, stimulation, therapy, relaxation and fun. In addition, specific therapy work including, physiotherapy, speech therapy and aromatherapy, can also be hosted in the sensory room.

Rhino UK would like to thank Little Miracles for giving them the opportunity to work with them on this incredible project.