Uckfield Lions in the sensory room at The Bevern Trust centre in Barcombe.

Uckfield Lions present more than £4,300 to The Bevern Trust

Uckfield Lions have made two donations totalling £4,300 to Barcombe-based Bevern Trust.

The money has been used to provide a sensory room for the disability charity and buy new computer equipment.

The Lions say The Bevern Trust home is designed to offer “love, care, freedom and opportunity allowing profoundly disabled people to get more from life every day”.

The sensory room, which is now being used by residents, has coloured lighting projectors making moving patterns on the walls and ceiling, a sound system which can be linked to a mat which allows residents with hearing difficulties to feel the music, and wall touch screens with moving patterns which can be adjusted for individual needs.

New computers have been installed and in use every day. They help with a major part of running the centre which is the administration of residents’ medicines, physiotherapy needs, activities and dietary requirements.


New computers in use at The Bevern Trust home.

Chief executive Johnathan Spencer told Lions who visited on Monday, that the computers have made an amazing difference in efficiency and improved the charity’s ability to meet the needs of residents.

The Bevern Trust recently bought an adjoining property which will enable them to almost double the size of the centre and the number of residents.

In addition to needing £12,000 a month to run the centre the trust is now faced with raising about £2m for the new care home.

Visit the Bevern Trust website to read more about their work.

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