Once again Inspired were invited to visit the Alan Shearer Centre by our charity partner, the Alan Shearer Foundation.

Inspired has raised a huge £32,700 so far for the Alan Shearer Foundation and we were delighted to accept their invitation and see exactly what positive difference our fundraising had made to the lives of young people and their families.

During our visit, we were astonished to the quality and facilities on show available to use all for free. We were also thrilled to be part of the Annual Alan Shearer Foundation Children’s Christmas party guests.

You could tell the centre is such a positive outlet for these families and children. With the Christmas festivities also on the go during our visit, it made it that bit more special all decorated, and with a Santa’s Grotto.

What is the Alan Shearer Centre?

The Alan Shearer Centre is a highly specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.

The centre is a specialist recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages, catering to a wide spectrum of needs. Facilities are completely free to use and include a hydrotherapy suite, sensory rooms and cave, a giant ball pool, a music room, seasonal activities and a café. Overhead tracking and hoists are fitted throughout, enabling full accessibility to all areas for those with limited mobility.