03 May Anna Kennedy OBE praises sensory room at local football club
Celebrated autism ambassador and charity founder Anna Kennedy OBE has this week praised the sensory room at a local football club following a visit.
Kennedy was invited to visit the sensory room at Watford FC with Jo Wiggins one of the Charity Champions of AnnaKennedyOnline, The Hornets celebrated the first anniversary of the Sensory Room opening at Vicarage Road.
Kennedy told us “I was interested in seeing the area where many families of autistic children have enjoyed the room and watching the match.”
She added “There are now 12 sensory rooms in Premier Football Clubs across the country and I believe many other clubs should follow suit so that families can enjoy and support their own teams together just like any other family.”
The room features a comfortably furnished viewing area, with an excellent view of the action and a state-of-the-art calming area with several sensory features.
Equipment funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund in association with the Lord’s Taverners, The Shippey Campaign and BT Sport was installed when the room opened, with additional features being added during the year, including a communication board, beanbags and more comfortable seating for the parents