Crest Nicholson Presents Sensory Equipment to Stone Lodge Academy

Award-winning developer, Crest Nicholson Eastern, presented specialist sensory equipment to Stone Lodge Academy in Ipswich. The equipment has been specially designed to help the school in its ongoing aim of providing specialist education and care to students who have a range of learning difficulties and a need for support.

The equipment was provided as a result of Crest Nicholson Eastern’s on-going fundraising activity for charity partner Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Following the presentation, Crest Nicholson Eastern Managing Director, Peter Diffley, accompanied by Crest Nicholson Eastern Sales & Marketing Director, Annette Cole, was taken on a guided tour of the Academy to see the work that takes place supporting children and how the donation has made a difference.

Peter commented: “I was delighted to formerly present Stone Hill Academy with this special equipment which will play a vital role in helping the staff team at the Academy in providing the high standards of specialist education and care for which they are renowned. It was very interesting to see the amazing work that takes place here, supporting children and families and to understand how the equipment which we have donated will help make a real difference to the young people who attend the Academy.”

Samantha Barber, Parent Governor and Funding Co-ordinator for Stone Hill Academy commented: “We are thrilled to receive the sensory equipment from Crest Nicholson and the children are already very much enjoying it as part of their daily education. The support of businesses such as Crest Nicholson, is absolutely vital to enable us to continue to provide the very best support for the children and families who attend the Academy.

Mike Haszko, Head of Corporate Fundraising at Variety added: “The support of Crest Nicholson has been crucial in our ability to help children, whether it be through their funding Sunshine coaches, wheelchairs or sensory equipment. We are extremely grateful for their long term support”

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