We were delighted when Chris Waters, Head of Supporter Engagement at Sunderland AFC contacted us at the end of last week. Steve Feekins from FIFA.com would be visiting the sensory viewing rooms at the Sunderland game against Gillingham on Tuesday night and he was going to write a piece for FIFA.com about our charity, our … More Sunderland’s sensory success (FIFA.com)
We have had a delightfully positive beginning to February here at The Shippey Campaign! Our email inbox has brought yet more interest and requests for support from us. It fills us with so much joy to know that more people know that we are here to help, and more so that more sports and stadia … More Another Sport Shows Interest!
Happy New Year to you all from The Shippey Campaign, we hope you’ve had a positive start to 2019! The excitement built for the game at Sunderland AFC, who welcomed Luton Town yesterday and Nathan looked forward to watching his first match of 2019! What a turn out for both of the Sensory Rooms at … More The First Home League Game Of 2019!
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