Latest News | 23 November 2021

Rams fans urged to back wall campaign to support sensory room

Derby County Community Trust
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Derby County Community Trust is urging rams fans to back a new campaign, which aims to raise funds to ensure the continuation of a sensory room at Pride Park Stadium.

Since 2019, the club has provided a dedicated space to welcome visitors, particularly those with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

The trust has able to fund the facility as a charity since its inception. However, the costs of running the sensory room are mounting.

But instead of charging families to use it, the trust has now launched a fund-raising initiative – and is calling on Rams fans to back it.

It is creating the 1884 Wall, which will be unveiled in the new year, outside the South West corner of the stadium.

Supporters can purchase a space on the wall for just £10, with all proceeds supporting the ongoing costs of the sensory room.

All bookings will receive a dedicated spot on the wall, with names displayed for a full calendar year.

VIP blocks are also available for those who would like to display a message as well as a name.

Simon Carnall, head of community at DCCT, said: “We are absolutely committed to ensuring the sensory room remains totally accessible – and will not be introducing any fees to those who use it.

“However, it does cost us a significant amount to keep running each year, and we know that the generosity of Derby County fans will help us keep this amazing facility open for all home games, every season.

“The 1884 Wall gives fans a chance to see their name at the stadium they love, while supporting a project that allows other supports to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with their loved ones.”

Spaces on the wall are available now at

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