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Family celebrates completion of sensory garden for disabled son

Posted on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 8:33 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Cameron Alderman and his family.

A Bradley Stoke couple have celebrated the completion of a sensory garden at their home, specially designed for their disabled son to enjoy, thanks to the support of friends and charitable organisations who raised over £3,000 to bring the project to fruition.

Photo of Cameron in the new sensory garden at his home.

Four-year-old Cameron Alderman, who was born deafblind, lives with his mum Carla Golledge, her partner Adam Alderman and his two sisters, Morgan, 8, and Indie, 10 months.

The family moved to Bradley Stoke just under a year ago from Kingswood and live in a bungalow that has been specially adapted to meet Cameron’s needs.

Cameron’s condition has affected every aspect of his development including mobility, speech, behaviour and understanding. He is a part-time wheelchair user, non-verbal and has recently had surgery to place a permanent feeding tube. Although he currently has some hearing capability in one ear, this is expected to diminish as he gets older.

Mum Carla told the Journal:

“Raising a deafblind child brings many challenges to everyday life, such as accessing the environment safely. Although we face many challenges, Cameron is a happy little boy who brings such joy to our lives.”

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A sound idea to help children in Africa

Posted on Sunday 20th February 2011 at 6:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Children at the school in Kilifi, Kenya

Children in Kenya are set to benefit from a new school built specifically for deaf children, thanks to the local branch of Specsavers.

The Specsavers hearing centre located at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, is working in partnership with UK-based hearing charity Sound Seekers to sell pin badges of the loveable cartoon character Miffy for just £1.

Money raised from the sale of badges will benefit the Kilifi school for deaf children in Kenya.

Daniel Hall, Hearing Aid Audiologist at Specsavers Bradley Stoke, said:

“The majority of us assume that hearing loss and deafness only really effects older people, but in countries like Kenya many children are left deaf or hard of hearing due to malaria or other infectious diseases.”


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