While Harriet`s room was being built, we contacted several children`s charities that helped severely disabled children like Harriet, in the hope that we may get some much needed funding for some sensory equipment.
After a few months we had some good news from the Lifeline4kids charity, they had awarded Harriet an amazing £1000, to spend on sensory equipment for Harriet`s bedroom and garden area. The charity said that they would pay for the items directly and that we simply needed to send them a list of all the sensory items we required.
A couple of days later we sent the list through the post to the charity and received a letter a week later to say that the items would arrive within 28 days.
A few weeks passed and we received a knock on the door; the man had three very large parcels, which had all been addressed to Harriet.
We opened the boxes with Harriet, as we wanted to see what her reactions were to some of the sensory toys and equipment, Harriet`s eyes seemed to open wide and she looked quite excited.
One of the items we put together was a Galaxy sensory laser projector, which projected stars and a very interactive night sky onto Harriet`s room ceiling. Harriet is able to interact with the sensory laser projector using a special Jelly bean switch that has been adapted to her limited movement and enabled Harriet to press a small button when she wanted the lights to come on.
A YOUTUBE video of Harriet interacting with the Galaxy projector can be seen HERE.