A world of magic at the Alan Shearer Centre

April 2013

Sensory stories

A world of magic and make-believe was waiting just behind the doors of Browne's Café as some of our young members experienced the extraordinary, interactive storytelling talents of Gary Cordingley.

Each story was tailor-made for people with special needs, introducing story book characters that came to life and providing plenty of sensory opportunities as well as lots and lots of laughs.

The clatter of a letterbox announced the story of grandma's visit and silk flowers and a satin dress were passed around for the youngsters to touch as the story unfolded of a beautiful princess.

"Everyone was spellbound by the stories and the objects passed round for them to examine and touch really made them feel part of the story," said Jackie Dunn, Manager of the Alan Shearer Centre.

This interactive storytelling experience is just one of a number of special events we've been able to offer our members free of charge thanks to the generous donations made to the Alan Shearer Foundation. If you would like to help us keep the Alan Shearer Activity Centre free for all of our members, there are a number of ways you can donate, to find out more visit http://www.alanshearerfoundation.org.uk/donating/index.php.