Day Break set goal for 'magic' carpet fundraising

Around £10,000 will be required for sensory device

Several fundraising dates have been set as Grantham College’s Day Break centre aims to secure money for a sensory ‘magic’ carpet.

The Day Break team will be holding a car boot sale at Grantham train station on August 25 and a stall at the Urban Hotel on September 15. 

In addition, there will be a Christmas disco on December 12 at the college, with ticket sales going towards the fundraising effort.

More dates are set to be revealed in due course.

Sarah Done, manager of the Day Break centre, explained: “A ‘magic’ carpet offers lots of engagement from simple, fun activities to challenging quizzes. 

“The unit is adjustable and portable, so it allows for true inclusiveness for everyone. It is straightforward and accessible.”

The device, which would be placed in the Learning Development Centre within the college, is expected to cost £10,000. 

Sarah accepts that raising the funds will require “lots of staff time and dedication”, but believes that her team can achieve their goal.

She added: “We would appreciate any help with fundraising ideas, and any donations would be kindly received.” 

If you would like to contribute towards the Day Break centre’s effort to raise money for a ‘magic’ carpet, feel free to contact daybreak@grantham.ac.ukor call 01476 404331.