Supermarket donation is music to the ears of students at FACET

Cheque presentation for FACET at Sainsbury, March.

Cheque presentation for FACET at Sainsbury, March. - Credit: Archant

A STATE of the art music system will be installed at a college for adults with learning disabilities thanks to a cheque from Sainsbury’s.

Students from FACET received a donation of £792.41 raised through being charity of the year for the March branch of the supermarket.

The money will be used to purchase an Optimusic System for the charity’s Marwick Road premises, which is an audio visual system enabling users to ‘break’ a laser beam to create a song.

The lasers can create the sound of a musical instrument or an entire orchestra and includes a projector to help create dancing and swirling patterns of light using the colourful laser light beams.

The total cost of the equipment and installation is around £8,000 and is being met by a grant of £5,795 from the Percy Bilton Charity, £1,500 from the Time to Give event organised by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, together with the Sainsbury’s donation.


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FACET is a training provider working with adults with learning and other disabilities to help them realise their full potential in life.

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