Red Kite Law team lends support for ‘Myrddin’ appeal in Carmarthen
The Red Kite Law team has backed the popular ‘Myrddin’ appeal in Carmarthen.
The campaign to support the Myrddin Special Needs and Autistic Unit has taken the town by storm in recent months.
The unit won the Times Education Supplement competition for a new £80,000 Clearspace Buildings classroom.
And local campaigners have been busy raising fund for equipment for the new classroom.
In the vanguard of the fund-raising campaign has been Andrew Bassett, a director of Basmac Homes Limited and Bassett and Macgregor Construction Limited.
Andrew, his wife Bridget and their daughters Rachel and Rebecca walked parts of the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Myrddin unit.
Red Kite Law staff rallied around to raise cash to support the appeal and their donations were cash-matched by the firm’s partners to the value of £300.
To date, the Bassett family has raised an incredible £42,000 for the unit.
Mrs Morris said: “Red Kite Law believes in playing its part in the local community and we were all impressed by the Bassett family’s efforts. They deserve a round of applause for their magnificent fund-raising efforts.”
During their walk, the family walked 80km – an estimated 72,000 steps!
Mr Bassett said: “On behalf of the Myrddin unit may I say a massive thank-you to everyone who has supported and sponsored us over the last six months to help raise money for the school. We’ve raised more than £42,000 and, with winning the classroom with Clearspace Building for 2014, this will be a year I’ll never forget.”
The Bassett family funded their China trip themselves so that every penny raised could go directly to the Myrddin Special Needs and Autistic Unit.
Mr Bassett added: “The money will cover the cost of purchasing and fitting a ‘Magic Carpet’ which is an interactive sensory learning tool (something like a giant iPad) which the school desperately needs to stimulate movement, language skills and literacy and numeracy skills in the more able children.
“We will also be purchasing a Tobi eye gaze which basically allows pupils to operate a computer mouse with their eyes. This piece of kit has been trialled at the school and enabled a very physically disabled 10-year-old boy show that he had a great potential for learning for the first time in his life.”
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Picture of Red Kite Law partner Lucy Morris with Andrew and Bridget Bassett.