Seeking £1,000 sponsors for Amy’s House new home

A Sheffield charity is seeking local businesses to sponsor rooms in its new Norfolk Park premises.

Monday, 11th March 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 11th March 2019, 2:53 pm
Jayne Hurditch of Amy's House

Amy’s House is in the process of relocating from its former base in Handsworth, and has appealed for businesses in the area that are interested in sponsoring one of its rooms to help cover costs of the redecoration and upkeep. Each room – from the sensory room and music room, to activity room, and kitchen – will be named for the business that sponsors it. The move comes after the charity - which offers help and assistance to the parents of children with special needs such as ADHD, Epilepsy, Autism, Down's syndrome, Asperger's and physical and mental disabilities – revealed it intends to extend its services to include adult care, as well as adding more sessions for children from this bigger location.

Amy’s House administrator, Jayne Hurditch, said: “We’re basically starting from scratch at this new Norfolk Park base – which will combine our offices and session spaces together under one roof for the first time – and we need everything from desks and carpets, to office supplies and decorating materials.

“We have a wonderful team of volunteers ready to get stuck in and help us decorate and pull the space together, but we really need the public’s help with supplies.

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“We’re also looking for businesses to come onboard and sponsor one of our six new rooms for £1,000, which would cover any renovation costs and new equipment needed in that room, and pay for the gas and electricity too. In return, we’ll call that room by the company’s name, and they’ll be listed on our website as a sponsor.”

Amy’s House was founded by Maurice Littlewood, and is named for his first granddaughter Amy, who died from meningitis when she was eight years old. His other granddaughter, Molly, has severe special needs.

Jayne added: “Any help anyone can offer would be so appreciated.”

Visit Amy's House on Facebook for details.