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Spireites Opening Pop-up Sensory Room

4 September 2016

The Spireites will invite a number of fans affected by autism to attend their next home fixture in a pop-up sensory room.

The hospitality box in the Community Stand at the Proact will be turned into a sensory room for the day when Chesterfield take on Northampton Town on Saturday, September 17.

Multi-sensory equipment, which is extremely therapeutic for people with sensory impairment, will be installed in the hospitality box. The equipment will be provided by Chesterfield-based Rompa, who are world leaders in the design and manufacture of sensory equipment and multi-sensory environments.

The initiative is being organised by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, in partnership with Accessible Derbyshire - a charity with the aim of improving the lives of disabled people, their families, friends and carers living in or visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District.

“We are delighted to be working with Accessible Derbyshire on this project and we are also exploring other ways that we can raise awareness of autism,” said John Croot, CEO of the Community Trust. “I would like to thank Trevor Marples from TM Accounting, who has agreed to make the hospitality box available.”

Gillian Scotford, one of the founders of Accessible Derbyshire, added: “The Proact Stadium boasts some fantastic facilities for people with disabilities - including a Changing Places facility - and we are keen to promote the great work being done by the club in this way.”

There are a limited number of places available in the sensory room, which are free of charge and include a buffet. Anyone interested in booking places should email Gillian or Jane via info@accessiblederbyshire.org or phone Gillian on 01246 419377.

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