Santander provides funding for interactive ‘magic table’
An award winning ‘magic table’ projector has been delivered to a Surbiton care home with the help of a £5,000 donation from Santander.
The donation for the omiVista Mobii interactive table, which was provided for The Royal Star & Garter Homes, was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that improve skills, knowledge and innovation for disadvantaged people in local communities.
Funds were also provided through the support of volunteer Rosemarie Swinfield, who raised £765 when she took part in a sponsored Memory Walk with her grandson Max. David Offield, a member of care staff at the Surbiton Home also contributed £820 following a sponsored 1,000km cycle ride from Surbiton to Normandy and Dunkirk.
The motion-activated projection system creates dynamic images on a surface and keeps residents physically and mentally active by stimulating movement, memory, reasoning and recall.
Pauline Shaw, the Charity’s Director of Care, said: “This table brings people together through technology. It is fun and interactive, and everyone can join in. It will help our residents, especially those who are living with dementia. We are grateful to Santander Foundation for its donation, and the fundraising efforts of Rosemarie and David. Thanks to their efforts we will further enhance the quality of life for the people we care for.”