Children’s workers from Nottingham City Council joined two young people in care on a sponsored walk to raise money towards a new mobile sensory room.

A total of £445 was raised by the walk in Derbyshire for the special room planned for Crocus Fields short breaks unit. A larger fundraising target of £30,000 is needed for the unit – which provides short breaks for young people with learning and physical disabilities.

Led by Crocus Fields manager John Imms, the walk was also a chance for the two young people to enjoy their first experience of British countryside.

Cllr David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m proud that our staff have taken the time to not only raise money for this worthy cause, but also to enrich the lives of two young people who are in our care.

“Crocus Fields is a fantastic facility that provides overnight short breaks which helps families recharge their batteries and give them a break from their caring role – as well as offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to socialise and make friends.

“The new mobile sensory room will offer young people an alternative environment to relax and learn in. I would urge people to support this fundraising effort to help us to reach our target.”

Crocus Fields is run by Nottingham City Council and is based in The Meadows.

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