This summer, Travis Perkins Managed Services (TPMS) donated materials to build a new Sensory Cabin for the London based charity, The Maypole Project.

The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support across Greater London for children with life threatening illnesses and and their families. From the moment of diagnosis the charity provides a unique care package developed to support all that are affected; from the ill child to the parent/carer, sibling(s) and extended family.

This project will provide a tailored sensory environment, creating engaging learning opportunities for children, using lights, sounds and textures. The Cabin, which has been on the charity’s wish list for a long time, will complement their existing services of therapies, counseling, outdoor activities and their helpline and support groups.

This new space will also most importantly, provide a safe, calm environment for the whole family during this difficult time.

To help make Maypoles wish a reality, Axis Europe PLC sent over 30 of their first and second year apprentices to the charity to put their new skills to use turning an empty shed into the fully equipped Sensory Cabin.

Sally Flatteau Taylor, Founder and CE of The Maypole Project, said:
“Being able to open our own Sensory Cabin is a dream come true for us and will bring enormous benefits to the ill and disabled children we work with. We are extremely grateful to Axis Europe for all of their hard work, and to Travis Perkins Managed Services for providing the raw materials to make it happen. Without the support of local businesses, we wouldn’t be able to reach out to the 1000 children and families in Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark we help each year.”

Maggie Devine, Social Value Manager At Travis Perkins Managed Services said:
“We are passionate about supporting local communities, and are thrilled that we have been able to support The Maypole Project to build a new Sensory Cabin through donation of materials from our supply chain. We hope that the children and families who access The Maypole Project enjoy the space for years to come.”

Michelle Seale, Head of Community Investment at Axis Europe PLC said:
“We have a longstanding charity partnership with the Maypole Project – and with our partner Travis Perkins Managed services– so it was an ideal opportunity to all work together on the Sensory Cabin. We gave the challenge to our Axis Apprentices and they more than rose to it, learning new skills in a practical environment and helping the charity too. We are all delighted with the finished Sensory Cabin and wish it a long and busy future with the children of the Maypole Project.”

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