Sensory transformation

Peter Pan Nursery has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to Realise charity and it’s supporters.

The nursery, in Hoon Avenue, Wolstanton, supports parents and carers of children with special needs from Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle and Cheshire.

The garden was opened by Newcastle mayor Cllr Linda Hailstones, with VIP guest MP Paul Farrelly.

Peter Pan Nursery is a unique setting which is exclusively funded by donations.

It requires £250,000 a year to run, which is raised by supporters, local businesses and trusts.

The sensory garden project has been built by PM Training, funded with £10k from the Realise charity and £11.5k from international heating firm Vaillant, proud project sponsors.

Vodafone added another £1,000 to the pot and donated 140 hours of volunteering time from 20 of their employees which equates to more than £2.5k.

Sinéad Butters, chief executive of the Aspire Group, said: “This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by working together with our partners.

“This nursery is providing such valuable support to the children and families who need it and I’m delighted with the end result.”

Centre manager, Mandy Price said: “We have an outstanding purpose built facility and this new sensory garden just enhances it and gives our children the best experience inside and out.

“Realise charity has been wonderful and extremely supportive.

“We have enjoyed watching the project take shape, and the children are really enjoying it. We can’t thank you all enough.”