We are so excited to share the news with you all that The Shippey Campaign has officially made our way into another sport now! It was an absolutely wonderful day yesterday, not only for us, but for the world of rugby!….Wasps, to be precise! In January this year, we met with Justine Hewitt, Jordan Young … More More Than One Country…Now More Than One Sport!
The Shippey Campaign started off the drive to make watching ‘live, league football’ in the UK not only autism friendly, but also sensory friendly too. This involves a room with a view to the pitch, but which also has calming features. A permanent solution to an overlooked problem. Clubs and stadiums in the Premier League, … More The Journey Continues…
On Saturday it was the start of a new season and Nathan was in the new (second!) sensory room, Box 1 at Sunderland Stadium of Light. It was wonderful for Nathan to get back into the old routine, supporting the team he loves and enjoying the match day just like the other 31,000 people! … More A New Season Begins!
We at The Shippey Campaign are excited for the new 2018/19 football season to begin, and thought it would be an appropriate time to give an update about our progress. To date, twelve clubs/stadiums have installed our groundbreaking innovation of Sensory Viewing Rooms/Suites in sporting stadia through our campaign, which began in 2014 and which … More Season 2018/19 Is Almost Here!
A huge well done to France for winning the World Cup 2018 in Russia. What a tournament it was! Now, we can all take stock for a while before the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™ begins. However, the Khalifa International Stadium has been piloting something new… A sensory room has been piloted at the launch … More The Shippey Campaign and Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™
Here at The Shippey Campaign, we often talk about UNDERSTANDING Autism when it comes to raising awareness. That is the hardest part and the part that is incredibly lacking when it comes to talking about Autism. Before our eldest child was born it was just a word to us. We had heard it before, but … More Do you UNDERSTAND Autism?
Having three sons with Autism, we knew from day one that life would have its challenges for us as a family. And it does. Society is gradually becoming more and more aware of Autism and what it means, but we still have a massive lack in understanding. When we talk about understanding, we talk about … More It’s Autistic Pride Day
Well, yesterday, 2nd April was Autism Awareness day, and as we saw social media turn ‘blue for April 2’ our day saw red…and white stripes! We were delighted and honoured to be invited to the launch of Sunderland AFC’s second sensory viewing room. Having applied for the grant through the partnership with the Premier League, … More Sunderland’s Second Sensory Sanctuary!
As many of you know, we have been in communication with Wembley Stadium since 2015. We were thrilled when we quickly received a wonderfully positive response from their (now former) ‘Head of Wembley Guest Services’ Matt Lynch. Having maintained contact with personnel at Wembley since then…we are now thrilled to read this quote today (1st … More Wembley Makes A Commitment!
A lovely article came from the Islington Gazette, telling of the awesome experience that one young fan had on his recent visit to the sensory room at Arsenal! Robert Pires made someone’s day when he popped in to check out the room and to say hello to it’s occupants! Have a look at the article … More A Fan-Tastic Experience At Arsenal