Chamber member M-Tech Electrical has stepped in to help a children’s charity install vital sensory lighting.
Matt Francis, of Bridgwater-based M-Tech Electrical, was only too happy to provide the staff, time and expertise free of charge to fit coloured LED lighting tubes in a sensory room for Bibic.
Bibic had asked the Chamber if any members might be able to help and M-Tech Electrical came up trumps.
Matt said: “We were delighted to offer our services. We all know a family member or a friend that has children with conditions affecting their social or sensory learning abilities, so we were more than happy to do what we could to give back to help someone’s baby or child.
“As Bibic says ‘every child deserves the best possible chance to reach their potential’. We recently received a letter from Andy Hirst from Bibic saying how the lights we installed have already made a huge difference, with the first child who used the room loving the red coloured light – that really brought a smile to all our faces.”
Bibic, which is based in Langport, provides a team of experienced developmental therapists to deliver tailored therapy programmes for children and young people who have conditions which affect their social, communication, sensory, motor and learning abilities.
The charity does not receive any Government funding and it costs more than £600,000 a year to deliver their support services to children and young people who have conditions, ranging from autism, brain injuries and cerebral palsy to ADHD, dyslexia and Down’s Syndrome.
Andy Hirst, General Fundraising and Marketing Officer at Bibic, thanked M-Tech Electrical for their “donation of time and talents” and said: “Matt, Ben and Jack have already provided much-needed smiles and their support will have a hugely positive impact on the life of families who are dealing with the profound effects of disability.
“With their help our therapists can provide individualised family programmes that quite simply transform lives – because of their passion the world will change for many children.”