David Williamson, one of our service-users took the first step into Celtic FC Foundation Lion’s View Sensory Room for ASC at the weekend, since parent company, Balhousie Care Group, and its founder and Chairman Tony Banks, were announced as inaugural sponsors.
ASC provide specialist support and encourage independence among adults with perceived challenging behaviour, so many of them share the sensory challenges supported by Lions’ View.
And there were three Davids to enjoy the game together!
David Lyall and David Taylor went along to support our service-user, David, the first of all ASC residents signed up to the Celtic charity, to receive free tickets and be able to attend.
Balhousie Care Group sponsorship runs for two years and covers the management and running costs of the Lions’ View, an especially designed facility at Celtic Park to provide a full match day experience for children, young people and adults with sensory needs, and groups with complex physical and learning difficulties.
Located in Celtic Park’s Family Stand (Lisbon Lions), the Lions’ View can host 14 people as well as two Celtic FC Foundation staff to support participants. Operating at full capacity, approximately 200 children, young people and adults will benefit from the match day experience per season.
David had an amazing time and got the usual football snack at half time – pie and juice supplied by the the football club. He even got to buy the new Celtic shirt and can’t wait for his turn to go back!