Wigan charity will buy sensory equipment for children with £1,000 donation

A Wigan charity supporting children with complex needs and disabilities has received a windfall.

By Gaynor Clarke
Sunday, 15th May 2022, 4:55 am

Brighter Dayz, based in Goose Green, has been given £1,000 by food firm Bakkavor, one of the largest employers in the borough.

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Bakkavor's donation will be used for the sensory room at Brighter Dayz

The centre provides a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to engage and inspire children and young adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

It was opened in August by a team of parents and former staff members from Hop, Skip and Jump in Wigan, who were devastated when that shut in March 2020 and wanted to provide somewhere new for youngsters to go for respite care.

The donation of £1,000 will be used by Brighter Dayz to buy new equipment and lighting for its sensory room, which helps children to improve their visual and auditory processing by providing calm and comfort, and supports them in regulating their behaviours by improving focus.

Chris Biddle, general manager at Bakkavor in Wigan, said: "As a leading local employer, Bakkavor is committed to playing an active role in the communities where it does business. Brighter Dayz is such a great organisation that makes a real difference to people's lives. As one of our key partners for the year, our £1,000 donation is just one of many activities we are committing to, to support the work of this charity and its dedicated local team."