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£290raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £290 to fund new sensory equipment for Paul and the rest of the Oak View family

    St Leonards-On-Sea, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017

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    Update: We're doing the Beachy Head 10K as a family for Oak View!

    We are trying to raise funds to donate some new sensory equipment to Oak View, a local residential home for adults with severe learning disabilities. We hope to help the carers give the sensory room a new lease of life!

    My cousin, Paul, lives at Oak View with three of his friends. All four of them are wheelchair bound and have a very limited ability to communicate and interact with the outside world. However, Paul and his friends are all very happy and enjoy the small things in life. They love to explore the world by touch, sound, colour, smell and of course taste - very few things make Paul happier than holding his hand under running water, playing his tambourine or eating a good homemade curry!

    The sensory room hence means a great deal to all four of them and vastly improves their quality of life. It gives them the opportunity to experience new sensations and get instant feedback as they interact with the equipment. It's lifechanging.

    Unfortunately the sensory room has been out of action in the last months due to broken equipment. This is a long time to go without such vital equipment. It would therefore be wonderful if more equipment were added to the room. This would mean that, even if one of the pieces of equipment was out of use, other equipment would still be available and everyone in the home would still be able to benefit from the interactive sensory experience.

    We would love to donate some new equipment to the home's sensory room that would make a real impact to the lives of my cousin Paul and his friends.

    The reason we are attempting this now is because my dad, the larger than life John Orsborne, loved his nephew and godson Paul immensely. My dad always made every effort to ensure Paul was never left out and was always included. If Paul came round, curry was on the menu and packets of jelly babies were bought by the dozen. Dad would get the guitar out and play Paul music and help him strum a few notes. He always wanted the very best for Paul and didn't want him to miss out on anything life has to offer.

    My dad passed away a few months ago very suddenly. We think it would be fitting to donate equipment to Oak View that directly helps Paul on my dad's behalf.

    We have already raised about £350 from people who have kindly offered donations. We are beyond happy with the amount we have raised so far and would love to increase this if at all possible. We want to be able to donate equipment that is more interactive and will really transform the lives of my cousin and his friends. We are hoping to get all the money together by the 10th November, my dad's birthday.

    If you can donate ANY small amount we will be forever grateful!

    Thank you for taking the time to read this!

    With lots of love,

    The Orsbornes

    Below are some possible additions to the sensory room (of different prices) that we would like to donate. What we choose will of course depend on the amount raised.

    LED Musical Touch Wall

    Interactive Light Temple Drum

    UV Musical Tactile Panel

    Light Up Floor Tiles

    Giant Bubble Tube



    • Sarah Orsborne1 year ago
      Sarah Orsborne

      Sarah Orsborne

      1 year ago

      We crossed the finish line! We’re closing the page for donations on 10th November so please donate and sponsor us if you haven’t already! We’ve already raised £742 which is very exciting and we can’t wait to make a final decision on what we can donate. Thank you all!

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    • Sarah Orsborne1 year ago
      Sarah Orsborne

      Sarah Orsborne

      1 year ago

      I just want to thank everyone who's donated money for the sensory equipment for Paul and the rest of Oak View. We've so far raised £225 on JustGiving and £337 offline - a total of £602!!! This means we already have enough funds for the Interactive Light Temple Drum or a Skoog! We's love to be able to raise enough to donate either the LED Musical Touch Wall or the Khoros Interactive Music Kit! Our JustGiving Page can be found here:

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    • Mary Adams

      Mary Adams

      Oct 27, 2017

      Thinking of you all and good luck Sorry I can’t be thereIt will be a very special day for you all send Paul a hug xxx


    • Lucy Jenkins

      Lucy Jenkins

      Sep 18, 2017

      Courtesy of Nicki Jenkins - she would like to wish you all the bes, a very good cause!x


    • Anonymous


      Sep 7, 2017


    • Jeffrey Gorman

      Jeffrey Gorman

      Sep 3, 2017


    • Katherine Foster

      Katherine Foster

      Sep 3, 2017


    • ray molloy

      ray molloy

      Sep 1, 2017

      Hope you get the amount you want and more x


    • Chloe Child

      Chloe Child

      Sep 1, 2017

      Good luck sweet! Xxx


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    Sarah Orsborne

    Sarah Orsborne

    St Leonards-On-Sea, United Kingdom

    We are raising funds so we can donate some new equipment to our local residential home for adults with severe learning difficulties. My cousin lives in the home and to him it would make a huge difference. We want to do donate this on behalf of my dad who recently passed away.

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