Innovative apps enterprise celebrates at the Centre

24 September 2014

Special iApps party at the Alan Shearer Centre

A pioneering educational software social enterprise has praised the Alan Shearer Centre's facilities after holding its third anniversary party here.

"Thank you so much for providing a jewel in the North East for families to enjoy," said Bev Dean, the founder of Special iApps, following the party at the weekend attended by the enterprise's followers and including her son, William, who has been coming to the Centre since he was a baby.

"William is now nine and is so excited when we come to play and enjoy all of the sensory toys. It's such a wonderful place and as a carer so peaceful to be able to relax with old friends," said Bev, "The staff are wonderful, friendly and welcoming."

Special iApps is a County Durham based non-profit social enterprise, founded by Bev and her husband Colin, which develops educational apps suitable for children and those with learning difficulties or poor fine motor control.

For the third year the group has hired the Alan Shearer Activity Centre facilities and catering for the party.

One of the mums, Katie, summed up the day: “As always my girls had a great time - chilled, ran about, didn’t fight! Relaxing for me to catch up with the other mums over coffee. Great place!”