Playground fun for disabled children

A CHARITY has been given some vital play equipment to help disabled youngsters in the borough.

The Northumbria Police Charities Fund has stepped in to help support the charity Pathways 4 All, with equipment for the recently opened Tim Lamb Children’s Centre in North Tyneside.

Pathways 4 All provides play facilities and events specifically tailored for children with disabilities and additional needs, who can find it difficult to use mainstream community areas.

The Northumbria Police Charities Fund has bought an outdoor water feature for the centre, which is in the grounds of the Rising Sun Country Park, Whitley Road, Benton.

The centre has a soft play area for children with specials needs, an outdoor playground area, dedicated rooms for children with ADHD/Autism, a teenage room, dance studio, as well as a parents area and kitchen.

Sarah Dodds, North Tyneside Charities Trustee, said: “The Tim Lamb Children’s Centre is a fantastic facility for families across the north east to use who have a child with special needs.

“The fund was very happy to contribute to this very worthwhile facility and we wish the centre every success in their continued fundraising.”

Charity founder Lynn McManus added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Northumbria Police Charities Fund who have so very kindly bought our children an outdoor water feature for their inclusive play area. We have placed it near the sensory area to allow the children to maximise their sensory experiences.”

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