Families enjoy football sensory experience

A global company is helping babies, children and young people with serious and terminal illnesses to enjoy a Nottingham football game in a special sensory room.

Following a refurbishment, two sensory rooms at Notts County Football Club are now back in action. The sensory rooms, in the Haydn Green Family Stand, provide an environment for people with complex learning difficulties to safely enjoy matches at Meadow Lane.

Outsourcing company Noon Dalton has funded the use of the rooms, on Saturday games, for four families who use our hospice, we are the club’s charity partner for this season.

Michael Younger, Marketing and Campaigns Manager at Rainbows, said: “Many of our families are unable to enjoy experiences like going to football matches because of their complex needs. The sensory rooms at Notts County are a wonderful feature and we are very grateful to Noon Dalton for funding four sessions for our families.”

Global Operations Director, John Smalley, said: “As a lifelong Notts fan, I was delighted to see them partner with Rainbows as part of their commitment to supporting local children.

“This also presented an opportunity for Noon Dalton to support a fantastic charity and help the club relaunch their sensory rooms. One of Noon Dalton’s core values is empathy, and it’s fantastic to see how Rainbows truly embodies what empathy should be.”

Noon Dalton’s CEO, Edward Dalton, added: “It gives us great pleasure to see the wonderful work Rainbows carries out in the community and we’re delighted to play a small part in helping them provide access to the sensory rooms.

“We look forward to an exciting end to the season and hope that the families have a wonderful time.”