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14 January 2019

BURTON Albion’s sensory room was in operation for the Gillingham game giving children with autism the chance to enjoy the match-day experience at the Pirelli Stadium.

The mobile equipment was donated to Burton Albion Community Trust by the charity foundation of our former player and now Academy coach Shaun Barker.

Once the equipment is installed in an executive box, donated for the game by Burton Albion FC, it enables children with autism to experience live matches from a secure area with a window onto the pitch.

The equipment provides lights and a comforting sensory experience to provide an escape from the potentially overwhelming noise of a football crowd.

BACT’s Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “The sensory room is an important part of the plan to make the Pirelli Stadium a welcoming place for all.

“We used the equipment for the first time last season, and we are delighted to be able to offer this facility at selected games again this year.

“I know that all the families that have so far used the sensory room have been delighted with the facilities.”

To find out more about the sensory room contact Matt Hancock 

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