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Helen & Douglas House £4,000 donation

22nd March 2014

Simon, Alfie and Claire visited Helen & Douglas House hospice in Oxford to present them with a £4,000 cheque.

This is a significant contribution to the £6,000 Magic Mirror System which will be installed in the sensory room at Helen House, which looks after children and young teenagers. Helen House is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and the Magic Mirror will be a key feature in the sensory room. It is a revolutionary interactive gesture-controlled system that can be activated by any part of the body with the slightest of movements, producing different audio visual responses. This type of technology is invaluable to children who have very little or no physical movement as even the smallest movement will trigger a response by the mirror.

Simon said ""Alfie and I were so proud to be able to present this cheque to the wonderful staff at Helen & Douglas. The Ollie Young Foundation have already purchased a multi-directional hoist for the wet room here, where Ollie spent many fun-filled hours. To be able to contribute this state of the art system to the new-look Helen House means so much to us and I thank again all the wonderful fundraisers who have enabled us to do this in Ollie's memory."

"This is a marvellous donation towards the refurbishment of Helen House and we cannot thank the Ollie Young Foundation enough," says Lindsey Rennard, Director of Income Generation for Helen & Douglas House. "The Sensory Room is such an important part of the care we offer. The children enjoy the colours, sights, sounds and smells and for a child who may have limited vision or hearing, or whose condition leaves them with little ability to move, the sensory stimulation is of huge benefit."

Simon and Alfie Young are seen here doing the honours along with Trish MacIntyre, Legacies and In Memoriam Fundraiser at Helen & Douglas House, Angela and Wendy (here in Ollie blues) who were part of Ollie's fantastic care team and Claire (far right). Four thousand thank yous from us all for making this donation possible.