Local Charity’s Dream Comes True

"Staff and pupils celebrate the "topping out" of local charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation's DREAM Centre, with the team from Sunninghill construction."

Local Sussex charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation’s much anticipated D.R.E.A.M. Centre is nearly a reality with the “topping out” ceremony taking place last week at the charity for children and young adults with complex disabilities.

Years in the planning, The D.R.E.A.M (dynamic, real, experiential, amazing, magical) Centre will be a modern, purpose-built space, large enough for children and young people to participate in a mixture of arts and physical activities. Wheelchair football, power chair driving, trampolining, drama and dance will all be on offer alongside the four dimensional sensory experience. This multi-media experience will allow children to be ‘transported’ to different countries and experience the sights and sounds from around the world.

Sally Anne-Murray, Development Director comments, “It’s wonderful to see the topping out of The D.R.E.A.M. Centre taking place. This wouldn’t be happening without the phenomenal support of our sponsors, trusts, foundations, local businesses and the general public who have helped us raise the £ 3.1 million needed for its design and build. Many of the activities that the children and young people will be able to take part in will be groundbreaking and will really broaden their horizons and enable them to develop new skills.”

The D.R.E.A.M. Centre will be open for the young people at Chailey Heritage in the summer. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make the dream a reality.