More than halfway through the year and our SensationALL team have been busier than ever ! As well as being the gold charity sponsors at Run Balmoral in April, supporting our runners in the Baker 10k in May and being the charity partners for the Westhill 10k in June; we also had a stall at the Westhill Gala, Aberdeen Highland Games and the Westhill 10k. We have hosted our annual Tipsy Tea Party, ran a very successful April holiday events programme, launched our summer events programme and opened our newly refurbished and super fancy sensory room! To add to that list we have had Subsea 7 and M&S Westhill in the Old Schoolhouse giving the walls, garden and rooms a much needed make over.
As we approach the summer months and our school holiday programme of events, we are also delighted to welcome some new faces to the team! Gemma Ross joined the Services team as Services Practitioner, alongside Rebekah Moorhouse as Support Worker and Lisa Grainger as Volunteers Co-ordinator.
In addition to welcoming new faces to the SensationALL team, the trustees of SensationALL announced that Michael Goodlad has resigned from the post of Charity Development Manager to work other projects. Michael has been with us since October 2017 and we would like to thank him for his contribution to the work of the charity and to wish him good luck for the future!
Talking about the new team members and the work SensationALL is doing at the moment, Suz Strachan, Team Lead, says: “Change can be challenge for any organisation, but we continue to adapt and make great developments in widening our services, particularly in the area of training and consultation.”
Suz continues, “our range of social groups are also having a positive impact on our youngsters by providing safe supported opportunities to develop positive relationships with peers. This has recently been acknowledged with an AVA award for our Inclusive Social Group run in collaboration with our sister business Schools Out Club. Building our team will only help to strengthen our efforts going forward and give us a wider skill set to support our families living with children and adults with support needs.”