Community Projects.

The good we do in the local community.

Sensory Room

By James Cook

By far our most ambitious target is to buy Sensory equipment for local Children's settings including Nurseries, play schools and charities. The target is £15,000 and the equipment will always be owned by Dexter's Light to loan free of charge to those who need it most on a long or short term basis.

Every single penny raised for the Sensory equipment goes directly to purchasing the equipment required. We operate entirely on donations and all of those who work with us are volunteers.

Please help us reach our target by supporting our fundraising events. If you want to do your own event please contact us via the website.

Book donations

By James Cook

Dexter's Light has collected hundreds of Children's books for his friends at St James' Children's Centre. Gemma Dunne (left) said "Dexter was a very popular member of our group and he will be missed by all of the children, parents and staff at the centre" .

Hannah Heywood said "Dexter was just a lovely little boy, he was always smiling".

Books are a vital way of communicating with children in the early years and it helps them to develop relationships and language skills as well as develop sensory skills to hold books correctly and to turn the pages carefully.

If you have any good quality Children's books you would like to donate to Dexter's Light please contact us via the website and we will be happy to ensure they reach a good home.

Churchyard tidy up

By James Cook

Dexter was laid to rest on the 20th of June 2014 at St. Thomas' church on Rochdale Road.

A small group of people decided that the church yard could do with a good tidy up and will continue to maintain the churchyard at regular intervals.

The churchyard had become overgrown and many graves were difficult to reach due to the long grass and uneven ground. A group of fifteen people turned up with lawn mowers and strimmers and over the course of a fortnight disposed of 4,000kg of grass and vegetation.

Newbank Garden Centre at West Vale kindly donated £50 worth of plants and shrubs to plant around the area.

Take a look at the photographs to see the remarkable transformation.

This is a ongoing project and we always appreciate any volunteers turning up to help, please stay tuned to our News and Facebook pages for details of when and where.