Rutland House School for Parents in Mapperley has been awarded a total of £4,000 from E.ON’s Employee Community Fund, thanks to employees Michael Taylor and Catherine Kasas.
The donation has been used to buy sensory equipment, thanks to parent and employee Michael Taylor. This new equipment is already helping the children to develop their communication skills through touch, sound and visual effects.
Now, thanks to an additional grant application by charity fundraiser Catherine Kasas, the school’s out-of-date computers are to be replaced with new touchscreen technology which will encourage the children to develop interactive technology skills.
To celebrate the good news, Des Coleman, patron of the charity, BBC East Midlands Today presenter and weatherman, will be attending the school, located on Elm Bank, Mapperley, on Wednesday 20th October at 2.30pm to mark the donations.
“Every day each of the children at School for Parents overcomes huge obstacles, learning to do things most of us take for granted,” said Des.
“E.ON’s gift of £4,000 will provide equipment essential for helping the children develop their communication skills; helping them to interact and become more independent and confident little people.”
Rutland House School for Parents is a charity which works hard to support parents of pre-school children with motor learning difficulties who live in Nottingham and the surrounding area.
Michael Taylor, an employee at E.ON’s Sherwood Park site, said: “As a parent of a child with extra needs, I’m delighted that E.ON is able to make a difference. The grant will help the School for Parents take a bigger step towards their goal of helping provide a brighter future for many more families.”
And Catherine Kasas, based at E.ON’s Nottingham Phoenix Park site, said: “The work they do really helps the children become more happy and independent and I’m delighted E.ON is able to help in this way. The new equipment will give the children more confidence in learning vital communication skills as they grow into young adults.”
The E.ON Employee Community fund invites applications from employees based in the UK for funding of up to £2,000 for charities and community organisations that support education projects or vulnerable consumers.