Natasha Kaplinsky national newsreader, television presenter and the first ever Strictly Come Dancing winner opens new sensory room at The Bevern Trust.
Natasha, who was born in Brighton and grew up in Barcombe, was delighted to visit Bevern View recently after first visiting us in 2010. After Natasha spent time with residents, talking to carers and learning about the developments and expansion plans for the charity, Natasha had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the new sensory room, specifically designed to help people with profound and multiple learning difficulties.[gdlr_quote align=”center” ]Natasha said “I was so pleased to see first-hand the amazing work at Bevern View. As a ‘Barcombe girl’, I am aware of the fantastic support for people with such complex needs at the charity, and after spending time here today I am delighted to get behind The Bevern Trust as Patron, by lending my support to help them in the best way that I can. “[/gdlr_quote]
Chief Executive at The Bevern Trust, Jonathan Spencer spent time explaining to Natasha how the charity is growing and its aims to reach out to even more families that need our help. The Bevern Trust must raise at least £10,000 each month to provide more freedom and opportunity for some of the most vulnerable people in Sussex, as well as needing to replace two if its minibuses at a cost of £50,000 each.[gdlr_quote align=”center” ]Jonathan said” Natasha Kaplinsky’s support comes at a crucial time for the organisation as we embark on a sizable expansion program and we are thrilled to welcome Natasha to the team as our Patron. Bevern Friends and other voluntary community groups like Lewes Lions helped us raise £10,000 to make the new sensory room possible and to have Natasha officially open the room really is the icing on the cake for all the hard work that went in to this project. We are so excited to be able to work with Natasha and we are incredibly grateful for her support”.[/gdlr_quote]
The new sensory room at Bevern View offers residents with profound disabilities and significant sensory needs the tranquil space and specialist equipment needed to help develop movement, relieve pain and increase their well-being.
To find out more about the Bevern Trust to donate or volunteer, email email@example.com or call 01273 021241. The charity is currently recruiting care workers and offers competitive pay above the Living Wage Foundation level.