Charity unveils multimedia room for kids

Dunstable Mayor Liz Jones officially opened the multimedia room at Kids In Action
Dunstable Mayor Liz Jones officially opened the multimedia room at Kids In Action

Dunstable Mayor Liz Jones officially opened a multimedia room at Kids In Action on Thursday night.

The charity provides sporting and social activities for children and young adults with special needs and disabilities.

Liz Jones and Paul Bowen-James

Liz Jones and Paul Bowen-James

Charity founder, Paul Bowen-James, decided to create a multimedia room for the members and has spent the last 12 months fundraising and creating it.

He said: “We wanted the members to have a place where they could go and relax or use the computers and in this room they have that, they can have fun, relax and be educated as well.

“They have been in the room and they love it, they think it is brilliant.”

There is a giant movie screen, Dolby Surround Sound, an interactive whiteboard, two computers and iPads in the room.

Paul added: “In total it has cost £14,500 and we are grateful to everyone who has donated and helped us.

“We have people here tonight from local companies and organisations that helped us, Superdrug, LB Connect, Luton Borough Council and Liz Jones have all helped us.

“It is good that we have all worked together to achieve this.”

Cllr Jones choose Kids In Action as one of her charities of the year, she cut the ribbon to open the room.

She said: “I am pleased and proud that you have asked me here.

“Kids In Action do a lot for the community, that is why I choose you as one of my charities, I want to say thank you for all your hard work.

“I saw this room at the beginning, during the process and now it has finished, you have all done a great job!”

For more information visit: www.kidsinaction.org.uk