Thursday, 05 May 2011
A spring fete is being held at the University of Worcester to raise money for a local charity.
The University’s Community Development Workers are hosting the event in aid of the University’s Charity of the Year, Worcester Snoezelen.
The event will be held on Friday, May 13 from midday onwards, in the area outside the Chandler Halls of Residence, at St John’s Campus.
There will be various activities such as a cake decorating competition, a guess how many sweets are in the jar contest, guess the name of the teddy, hook a duck and a raffle/ tombola.
There will also be ice cream and hot food as well as Trade Nepal and Zaytoun selling Fair Trade goods and Smartwater kits sold by a member of the St John’s Neighbourhood Watch. The Worcester Snoezelen is an independent charity which provides a multi-sensory environment to offer leisure and therapy facilities.
People of any age who have physical, sensory or learning disabilities can benefit of the Snoezelen Centre. More than 450 people regularly use their facilities, including multi-sensory rooms, hydrotherapy, accessible music making, soft play areas, creative art opportunities and a sensory garden. Staff voted for the Charity, which is based in the grounds of the University, as their Charity of the Year for the academic year 2010/11.
The University, together with the Students’ Union, has been undertaking a range of activities throughout the year to raise funds for the Centre. At the end of the year a cheque will be presented to Worcester Snoezelen for the total amount raised.