NEW YEAR happiness comes in the form of new apps for a special schoolboy, assisted by Selby Times supported charity.
Lewis Wilkinson received the best possible start to 2013 thanks to Selby Hands of Hope’s generous gift.
The five-year-old special needs pupil collected an Ipad as part of our cause’s continued caring work within the local community.
Charity chairwoman Wendy Singh made the award while visiting Hemingbrough Primary.
Lewis can now improve his learning by using the state-of-the-art technology.
School headteacher Sarah Chappell hailed the presentation as “great for Lewis”.
Family support worker Lesley Senior, who works closely with the Wilkinsons, says the iPad will make the “world of difference” to Lewis’s learning.
“The iPad is set up specifically for him and there’s different apps loaded onto it so the difference it will make to Lewis is huge.
“From working closely with Lewis, I know that he struggles sometimes with communicating, and also dealing with changes, no matter how big or small.
“The school runs a really good programme which, along with the new gift, will hopefully be an enormous help to him.”
The benevolent windfall didn’t end with Lewis however as other classmates enjoyed valuable donations.
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