July 2, 2019, Daily Record: Delight for Wishaw parents as sensory garden that will help autistic kids gets go ahead https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/delight-wishaw-parents-sensory-garden-17333158 A determined group of Wishaw parents have made their dreams of a better future for their kids come true. The parents behind “St Aidan’s Shining Stars” charity have been desperately trying to raise £60,000 [$76K U.S.] to build a sensory garden for their autistic children within the school. And that dream will become a reality after the Morrisons Foundation agreed to provide the charity with a £15,000 grant to help deliver the project. Delighted Elaine Hamilton, whose son Hunter is a pupil at St Aidan’s, said: “The grant takes us over the £50,000 mark so that’s enough to actually go ahead. “We’re all delighted. It really is a dream come true for all of us. …. “Kids with autism or additional support needs have to have a space where they can be calm and feel settled…. With six more pupils with additional support needs set to join St Aidan’s in August, Elaine is certain the brand new facility will help them and future generations of kids settle in at the school….