‘Their support has been amazing’ – Parents of boy with Asperger syndrome thank Stotfold pre-school with gift of sensory toys

Claire Blundell (back right) with Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon (back left) and assistant

Claire Blundell (back right) with Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon (back left) and assistant manager Tracey Grant (front) and some of the sensory toys donated by Claire's family to thank the school for being so supportive of her son Nathan who has recently been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. - Credit: Archant

The parents of a boy with Asperger syndrome have been so pleased with the support from his pre-school that they have made a gift of sensory toys to repay them.

Claire Blundell with Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon and assistant manager Tracey Grant and

Claire Blundell with Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon and assistant manager Tracey Grant and some of the sensory toys donated by Claire's business LuMac Canopies to thank the school for being so supportive of her son Nathan who has recently been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. - Credit: Archant

Claire Blundell and Alex MacDougall, parents of four-year-old Mason, run garden canopy business LuMac – and through the firm have provided sensory toys and equipment to Pippin Pre-School in Stotfold to benefit other children.

Claire told the Comet: “Following our son starting Pippin we began going through the process of a diagnosis for Asperger’s, which is a high-functioning type of autism.

“It has been an extremely difficult time for us as parents, coming to terms with this and trying to educate ourselves as much as possible to help Mason in any way we can.

“We have been so thankful for the amazing support we have received from day one from the wonderful staff at Pippin’s. Going from knowing nothing of the condition and how it would impact school life, the staff at Pippin have helped us by putting in place one-to-one sessions, and making so much effort to give Mason any extra help whenever he needs it.

Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon, Claire Blundell and assistant manager Tracey Grant with so

Pippins Pre-School manager Sharon Goddon, Claire Blundell and assistant manager Tracey Grant with some of the sensory toys donated by Claire's business LuMac Canopies to thank the school for being so supportive of her son Nathan who has recently been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. - Credit: Archant


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“Not only that, but they have always had the time to talk to me whenever I’ve needed any advice.

“We could not really justify with words the amount this has meant to us, and continues to, as we get ready for Mason’s move to primary school.”

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Pre-school manager Sharon Goddon said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Lumac Canopies for their very generous donation of sensory toys. These new additions will enhance children’s learning through sensory play.”

To find out more about the pre-school, see pippinpre-school.org or call them on 01462 834897.

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