LAIRDS of Troon has helped a local charity create a new sensory entertainment room at their Respite Cabin.

With new in-home technology, Hansel now has the facilities for their customers, gifted by Lairds of Troon, to enjoy a sensory experience, with specialist lighting system which allows the colour to change to the mood of the customers as well as glowing rockets and stars on the roof.

Within the Respite Cabin, a wireless projector and screen has been installed to play films and allow customers to play games on the play station. The screen can be adjusted to help those with eyesight problems and the volume can be controlled to help those with autism.

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Gerry Lindsay, Managing Director of Hansel, said: “This is a fantastic new facility and we can’t thank Lairds and their suppliers enough for their most generous support.

"Everything can be changed at the touch of a button to suit customers enjoying the room and we’ve already had special gaming evenings and karaoke events arranged. 

“The technology is exceptional and noise level is non-existent outwith the room so people relaxing or active in nearby spaces are not disturbed."

Mark and Jo Laird, owners of Lairds, undertook all the installation work and received additional donations from kind-hearted local suppliers including Ross Nimmo of Charisma Blinds, John Barrie Lighting and joiner David McInnes.

Jo added: “We were asked by Hansel to provide a new TV system, but we soon realised that we wanted to help further as we knew the benefits and opportunities a complete audio visual system could bring to customers. 

“We were also able to call on the support of our suppliers who are also really keen to help out.

“To see the joy on the faces of everyone who makes use of the room, whether it’s watching a movie or listening to their favourite band on surround sound, really gives us a great feel good factor and we know our work is appreciated and worthwhile.”