Shawcity Bring a 'Special Effect' to Shrivenham

Shawcity has supported­ Oxfordshire-based charity SpecialEffect since 2013 and is about to introduce their life-changing work to the local community via the new Shrivenham Hundred Business Club.

The Shrivenham Hundred Business Club has recently been established to integrate businesses more closely on the park and the surrounding area as well as establish stronger links with the local community.

Shawcity, the UK’s leading supplier of health and safety monitoring instrumentation, will be co-ordinating the inaugural meeting on Thursday 31st March from 0800-0900 at the Conference Suite, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park to raise awareness of SpecialEffect’s work.

Neil O'Regan, Managing Director at Shawcity, became an ambassador for SpecialEffect in 2013 as soon as he saw how effectively their work builds confidence, helps rehabilitation and, above all, promotes inclusion. The charity’s work focuses on enabling those with physical disabilities to access computing and gaming.

SpecialEffect works alongside a team of therapists and technology specialists who adapt both hardware and software to work with young people and adults’ individual disabilities. Technology can include eye-controlled software or specially designed controls or keyboards to enable communication or gaming.

In 2016 Shawcity have set a fundraising target of £2,000 to donate to SpecialEffect. To support this effort, Shawcity staff will be taking part in several events over the course of the year, including the Twin Town Challenge.

The Twin Town Challenge will see 100 teams driving from Witney in Oxfordshire to its twin town Le Touquet in France and back again over the Bank Holiday weekend May 27th-30th 2016. Cars must cost no more than £500 and teams will complete twelve fun, points-based challenges en route at venues including Silverstone and Croix en Ternois.

Having entered the previous event in 2014, Shawcity is now one of the main sponsors of this unique four-day challenge.

During the Shrivenham Hundred Business Club event in March, guests will be able to try the SpecialEffect eye-control software StarGaze and watch guest speaker Nick Streeter give a presentation about the charity’s incredible work.

As well as refreshments, there will also be the opportunity to get involved by buying advertising space on the Shawcity team car ‘City City Bang Bang’ to raise funds directly for the charity, or for guests to sign up for the event themselves.

To find out more about attending the Shrivenham Hundred Business Club event for SpecialEffect, email: or Tel: 01793 780905.





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