Ben Heath supports Mary Hare School for Deaf Children as their local charity

We are providing expertise and help to raise funds to give a much needed makeover for their Mansell common room

We feel it is important to improve this space so that it becomes a social space that all the boys can use to communicate with each other, to do their homework and for recreational activity. All of this will help increase their confidence and independence by improving their progress and development and having a positive impact on their environment.’

Ben Heath, Director of Ben Heath comments ‘We are delighted to be working with the Mary Hare School as some of our staff already have close links with them. We will be creating the interior design for the space and have our staff volunteers to do all the refurbishment work along with the creative input of the Mary Hare boys to create their own artworks which we will use on the walls. Together with the school, we are helping to raise funds to assist with the refurbishment of the Mansell Common room facility to be able to buy new furniture, equipment and blinds for their use – a truly collaborative approach.

As well as benefiting from the interactivity gained from using this space, the new proposed design will create an interesting, clean and stimulating environment that the boys can take pride in and enjoy, helping improve their quality of their stay at the school during their term time. We are very excited about this project which will be completed by Easter next year so we would be delighted for you to come and join us at the launch of the refurbished room.’

Ben Heath has chosen to support Mary Hare School for Deaf Children as their local Charity by providing expertise and to help raise funds to give a much needed makeover for their Mansell common room used by up to 50 boys from 11 to 15 years in their boarding school in Newbury.

Personal, social and emotional development affects the health and well being of any deaf child so it is important to improve this area so that it becomes a welcoming social space that is the right environment to allow the boys to communicate and interact with each other.

Ben Heath is working in Partnership with the School to design an imaginative and creative interior space for this room and have volunteers within our company that are ready and poised to provide painting and finishing skills to install a modern, vibrant and stimulating environment. We have worked with some of the boys to get their input on the design, furniture and finishes so that we can make a truly personal & recreational space for them to enjoy.

Peter Gale, Principal of the school says ‘We are always striving to maintain and improve the living environment for the school children as their surroundings are so important for their development. We are so pleased to be working in partnership with Ben Heath and really value the support, expertise and skills they can bring to this refurbishment project.

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