Open Day will showcase charity’s services
One of the UK’s leading children’s charities is holding an Open Day at its new HQ to showcase its services, including a new autism programme that bosses say will transform the way thousands of children in Staffordshire can be supported.
Caudwell Children, which provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, recently opened the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, on Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park.
The £18 million Centre, set within the grounds of Keele University, is the UK’s first purpose built facility dedicated to providing assessment, support and research into neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism.
The Open Day will take place on Sunday 7th July, 2019, from 11.00am-3.00pm.
“It’s going to be a fantastic day and we’re looking forward to welcoming the local community from around Keel and Newcastle,” explained Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children. “However, we’d also love to see those that we’ve supported in the past, together with parents who may be looking to find out more about our services and how we could support their children.
“As well as delivering our new autism service from the building we will continue to provide fundraising support for a range of treatments and therapies, as well as specialist equipment such as wheelchairs, pushchairs, tricycles and car seats.”
Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the building and will get the opportunity to meet Caudwell Children’s multidisciplinary clinical team, who manage the new autism service.
Children will be able to take part in a range of craft activities, including mask making and rock painting, and a bug hunt will take place in the centre’s award winning sensory garden.
Throughout the afternoon there will be regular displays of wheelchair football by St George’s Knights Powerchair Football Club, one of the leading clubs in the country.
A number of suppliers will also be on hand to demonstrate a range of state of the art powerchairs whilst Caudwell Children’s Events team will be available to discuss how to fundraise for the charity through a number of exciting events and challenges.
“Children and parents will also be able to play musical instruments in our music suite,” continued Trudi. “Whilst our Activity Days team will be on hand to explain to parents where and when we run our fun packed activity workshops.
“It’s going to be a great day so I’d urge anyone to come in and find out about what we do and where we do it!”
You can find out more about Caudwell Children’s services here.