Support Our Sensory Room
Derby County Community Trust are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all. We aim to deliver inclusive activities across the county, facilitating a range of disability sessions in communities and schools.
Back in 2019, we recognised that a dedicated space was needed at Pride Park Stadium, to welcome some of our participants, particularly those with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
Thanks to the Shaun Barker Foundation, who kindly funded the purchase of specific sensory equipment designed to make the environment as comfortable as possible for attendees, we rolled out an initial trial of the room for five home fixtures at the end of the 2019/20 season, and have offered places in the room at every subsequent Derby County home game.
We have been able to fund the facility as a charity since its inception, and have helped many families to experience something that they never thought would be possible.
Now in its third season, the costs of keeping the Sensory Room running are mounting. Designed as a place for all, we do not want to introduce any charge to the families who use the room, and instead, have launched a fan based fundraising campaign, where fans can help us!
Supporters can purchase a space on the 1884 Wall for just £10, with all proceeds supporting the ongoing costs of the Sensory Room. Bookings will go live from Monday 8th November.
All bookings will receive a dedicated spot on the brand new fixture, which will be unveiled in the new year, outside the South West corner of the stadium. Names will be displayed for a full calendar year, with VIP blocks also available for those who would like to display a message as well as a name (£20).
Buying For Christmas?
A place on the 1884 wall makes a lovely Christmas gift, but how do you wrap it?! We've got you covered with a simple, customisable, A4 printable certificate! Download your copy now using the button below!
If you have a child with autism at any level of the spectrum or any other diagnosis, fill in the form get in touch. It is a night to remember. Or just pass the word on to friends and family that this room exists. There are not many clubs that have one, or staff as wonderful as at Pride Park so put the word out to anyone you know who might be interested and let’s keep this amazing room going.
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We've helped countless families to watch Derby County games, when they often never thought that it would be possible. The 1884 Wall will allow us to continue to fund this experience for so many.