Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, will next week launch a crowdfunding campaign for events that are suitable for children with special educational needs.
“Our ambition is for Seven Stories to be a hub for parents and carers of children with disabilities to socialise, play and learn more about how to enrich their children’s lives through the wonderful world of children’s books,” said chief executive Kate Edwards. “All of the money raised will go towards making our activities more accessible to children with additional needs and their families by providing sensory resources that will bring our exhibitions, events and stories to life in a whole new way.”
The centre is hoping to raise £7,000 once the campaign opens on 26th February. The money raised will be spent on providing additional sensory experiences and BSL / Makaton interpretation for performances, as well as creating “quiet time” openings for children who need calmer environements.
If Seven Stories reaches its target, the money raised through the campaign will be match-funded though the Newcastle Culture Investment Fund, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.