For today's game against Northampton the hospitality box in the Community Stand at the Proact has been turned into a sensory room.
Multi-sensory equipment, which is extremely therapeutic for people with sensory impairment has been installed in the hospitality box 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 Accessible Derbyshire in partnership with the CFC Community Trust.
“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.”
"We are so very grateful to the club, to Rompa and to TM Accounting for making today possible" added Jane Carver, fellow founder of the charity. We know that some people will absolutely love the experience, some will take time to adjust and some may struggle but for all of them it will be a first step towards a new and potentially every enjoyable experience."
You can hear more about this very special event and take a quick tour of the sensory room by watching the video below.