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RML Working With HugglePets to Deliver Community Aquarium and Sensory Play Classroom

In Wolverhampton figures show that, nearly 4000 children & over 21,000 adults are affected by stress, anxiety & severe mental health. HugglePets, just around the corner from RML’s Flooring Midlands factory in the city, has set up HugglePets in the Community (a CIC) and is developing a Community Aquarium and Sensory play classroom to help combat these problems.

Robinson Manufacturing has made a financial donation to the project, which will benefit children and adults that live with:

  • Autism
  • Alzheimers
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Sensory Disabilities (visual impairment).

The Classroom will involve new technology which will help all children learn and play and HugglePets are also working towards building an aquarium with advanced technology to ensure inclusivity for all people. We envisage using several methods for communication, for example, Sign-Language, to be able to communicate information on the different animals and their environments. We also want to build interactive information boards for people to navigate themselves.

What the project will deliver:

A Sensory Aquarium with 100 tanks

A Sensory Play classroom (separate from Aquarium)

Run Classes for Children with disabilities to learn about Animal welfare

Deliver Animal related Therapy sessions

An interactive experience for all children

If you’d like to contribute to the community led project, just visit the HugglePets in the Community fundraising page.