Good news! We have signed a £1.5m contract with Clarks of Paisley to build the new Learning and Development Centre on our “Field of Dreams” site in Lenzie. In order yo get the building underway at a cost we can afford we took the decision to reduce the size of the building slightly and to reduce costs where possible. While this is understandably disappointing for deafblind people they are aware that costs are rising all the time, and their need for the new centre is more urgent than ever.
We have now raised, had pledged, or have identified more than £1.5m towards the cost of building, leaving just over £290,000 to raise. To acknowledge this vital help we have listed below on our “Foundations” wall and on our “Brick by Brick” wall those who have generously given. With a little help from our friends we will have enough bricks to complete the build in 2016. Thank you!
The new purpose-built Learning and Development Centre will be a ground-breaking new resource, the first in Scotland to be built with severe dual sensory loss in mind. The new building will have controllable lighting, sound-absorbent surfaces, acoustically neutral spaces, contrasting colours, tactile signage, location clues, and the best available loop systems. It will have a large meeting room for 60 people and also available for music, drama , art and exercise classes. There will be facilities for producing Braille, moon, audio recording and BSL interpretation. There will be an equipment resource centre, a community café, and an open plan office for staff upstairs.
Deafblind people will gain so much greater equality of access, opportunities to learn new skills, interaction with others who use tactile communication, take part in new activities, and play a greater role in their organisation.
How you can Help
Say “Count me in!” to help raise the final amount required to build, more info here.
Buy a £5 brick and help us build a new Learning and Development Centre at our Field of Dreams site in Lenzie.
Donate via Just Text Giving: Text “PICK05 £5” to 70070
Come along to one of our fundraising events. See our Events Page for more details.
Pick a Brick Wall of Supporters
|Marley Campbell||Jacob Drumgold||John Wallace|
|Gavin McCusker||Graham McCusker||Janice McCusker||Paul McCusker|
|Nora Tweed||Joan Bishop||JW & D Hendery|
|B Harrower||D Smith||Iris Williamson||John Boyle|
|B & W Browning||Peter McWilliams||Frank Thomson|
|Billy Don||Lynda Brunton||Morag Insley|
|Marie Allan||Hollie Walker|
|Iain Hart||Annie Smart||Lorna Henderson||Broxburn Academy|
Foundations Wall of Supporters
|Garfield Weston Foundation||The Will Foundation|