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Dewsbury based businesses donate £8,400 to Chellow Heights Special School

Dewsbury based businesses donate £8,400 to Chellow Heights Special School

Two established businesses from Dewsbury have kindly donated £8,400 to a Bradford based school.

Chellow Heights School, which is based on Thorn Lane, received the cheque yesterday by brothers Irfan Aslam and Kamran Aslam alongside Heaton Councillor Mohammed Amran. The two brothers own and manage Sleep Kings and Global Components, two successful businesses in Dewsbury. Their donation will pay for three Eye Gaze machines.

Eye Gaze is a way of accessing your computer or communication aid using a mouse that you control with your eyes. The system follows your eyes with amazing accuracy to see where you are looking on the screen. The system works by having lights and cameras that are constantly sending and receiving information. The camera picks up light reflections from your pupils and translates the movement of your eyes into mouse cursor movements. It takes only seconds to complete a one time collaboration.

Chellow Heights, which opened in 2010, is a school that is passionate about giving children with special needs, the chance to develop meaningful skills for life, and giving them every opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The school supports 265 children, aged 2 – 11 years who have a range of learning, medical, physical, sensory, emotional and behavioural needs.

Bradford falls within the top 10% of the most deprived areas nationally in terms of education and health.

Chellow Hearts is a registered charity, set up to support innovative projects at Chellow Heights School, which is not funded by the local authority. The council does not provide funding for some of the necessary equipment their children need to progress educationally.

A spokesperson for the school told Urban Echo: “We are extremely delighted and thankful to Irfan and Kamran for this kind gesture. This amount will buy us three Eye Gaze machines. More importantly, it gives our students more hope and a better chance to succeed in life.”

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