Piddington with Horton have supported Makeni for many years through the money people donate for coffee after church services. This year the Living Brook Youth Fellowship have also been set a challenge by Reverend Beverley to raise money to help build a new hostel. So far they have raised over half, which is absolutely amazing, but they have a target of £7,000 - can you help them reach this ambitious target? Help them by sponsoring them for events during the next few months.
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Before the cessation of the Diocesan link with Bungoma we achieved our aim of bringing electricity into the school which then enabled us to bring in piped water and to construct multiple latrines in permanent brick buildings (see below).
Our fundraising support focus then switched to finding a more local project and after much research we decided to support William Blake House.
William Blake House is a spiritually oriented community consisting of three small registered care homes, in villages near Towcester, serving the developmental needs of 15 young adults with severe learning disabilities and other conditions.
Unfortunately in 2016 the charity’s first resident, Luke, died the day before his 30th birthday. It was decide to remember Luke by raising funds to create a ‘Light Room’ – a sensory area.
As a provider of person centred care, they have many residents who would benefit greatly from the use of a sensory room; an area where they can relax, have the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, communicate, improve their engagement and reduce their anxiety. They are fundraising to create this specially designed room for their residents, which would combine a range of stimuli (lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas) to help their residents develop and engage their senses, and to explore and interact in a safe environment.