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The launch of our new accessible and inclusive children’s sensory walk

Explore your own wonderland at Designability's new fundraising event

We are excited to announce that we have an Alice in Wonderland themed family event planned for the October half term at Lackham House to raise money to support children and adults living with a disability.

A Wander in Wonderland will take place on Monday 28 October 2019 and is designed for children aged 1-11 to experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of their very own wonderland kingdom.

The 1.5 mile wander will be set among the trees in the walled garden at Lackham House, near Chippenham and will be fully accessible to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Raising money to help more children like Frank

Young boy smiling in Wizzybug powered wheelchair in a living room

Every child who takes part in the walk will be fundraising to support our work.

We have already transformed the lives of children like Frank (pictured) who has dystonic quad cerebral palsy as a result of becoming seriously ill with meningitis when he was a newborn baby. It means that his whole body, including his face, is affected and now, aged 2 and a half, he is unable to sit, crawl, walk or talk.

Frank’s family were provided with a free Wizzybug powered wheelchair from Designability which he is able to operate independently. He uses his Wizzybug almost every day and it’s given him the ability to be mischievous and move away from mum and dad and play when he previously relied on them to hold him and move him around. It has provided him with freedom he never had before.

More information about the event

Tickets for the walk are £10 per child (aged 2+) and an adult can accompany up to three children for free. We then ask that each family seek sponsorship to enable us to support more people who are facing challenges every day.

A Wander in Wonderland begins at 4.00pm on Monday 28 October 2019.

A calm and quiet sign-in option will be available for children who prefer it and refreshments are included in the ticket price.