We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Masonic Charity who have donated £24,000 to fund a new sensory and soft play room for the children with disabilities at Footprints in Canterbury.

Footprints is our residential and respite care home for children with disabilities. Vital care and support is given to children from the ages of 5 years upwards who have severe disabilities and life limiting conditions.  They currently have a well worn and rather tired sensory room which, in its heyday, had a great space theme. Over the years the  equipment has gradually got broken and the well used room has become unfit for purpose and in urgent need of a magical makeover.

Laura Pearce, Manager of Footprints said “ we are extremely grateful to the Masonic charity for this wonderful gift this Christmas.  Sensory and soft play is an important aspect of the well being of the children, helping to stimulate their senses, improve their mobility and enable them to connect with the environment around them and also with the other children. It can be used for individual relaxation and sensory therapy or for group play sessions. The design brings in vibrant colours, sounds and hi tech equipment that is sure to bring smiles all round.

Our wishes have come true thanks to the Masonic charities.