Thanks to our supporters, construction of the new hydrotherapy pool at the Victoria Education Centre (VEC) is now underway. We greatly appreciate the time and money donated so generously to the appeal and the tireless effort from everyone involved in raising funds and awareness.
The new pool will mean our disabled students and young people will benefit from longer hydrotherapy sessions which are so important for their muscles, movement and well-being.
It is difficult to explain how I feel in the water, I’m able to do things I can’t when I’m in my wheelchair
David, student at VEC
Our patron, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, laid the foundation stone of the new hydrotherapy pool at a special event in July to mark the start of the building work. Joining in the celebration were supporters, pupils, parents, governors and staff of Victoria Education Centre, as well as special guests including football manager Harry Redknapp, children’s television presenter Chris Jarvis and presenter Esther Rantzen.
Our Sparkle Appeal is raising funds to build a much needed hydrotherapy pool and therapy centre at Livability’s Victoria Education Centre and Sports College.
The College supports 100 disabled children and young people aged 4 to 19 years, some of whom have complex and profound needs. Hydrotherapy is an essential part of many of the students’ treatment, it helps relax, mobilise and exercise as well as restore posture and balance.