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ET Home Cinema Provides Home Cinema for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice (11/3/2013)
CI installer, ET Home Cinema has shown its charitable side by donating their time and skills to provide Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston with a brand new £13,000 home cinema.
“We became aware of this charity scheme after reading an article in the CEDIA newsletter” explains Colin Scott, Managing Director, ET Home Cinema. “It was from this that we decided to volunteer our services to project manage and install a cinema room. We have been installing cinema rooms for the last 20 years and felt this would be a great opportunity to offer our experience and skills for such a worthwhile cause. On a personal note this project has been extremely rewarding and seeing the generosity by our suppliers and volunteers makes me proud to be a CEDIA member and involved in this industry. We would like to thank Ian Morrish and everybody else who helped make this project happen.”
The project was kick started when Sarah Champion, former Chief Executive for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice contacted Ian Morrish, Sales Manager at ISE, after hearing about the charity’s previous successful installations. Knowing that Colin was keen to get involved, Ian got in touch with him and proceeded to visit the hospice to establish what was needed in order to create the perfect home cinema. It was hard to picture exactly what could be achieved, but after some shuffling of beds and a bit of investigation, Colin and his colleague, Peter Gleadhall had a vision, and it was one that went beyond a regular cinema install!
With the wonderful vision Colin and Peter had, the product list required for this installation looked daunting. Not only all the AV products required for the cinema, but also timber, LED lighting and fibre optics. A carpenter was recruited to make the screen and lighting shields, as well as the seating panel under the screen to house the front and centre speakers.
Brands such as Control4, Sapphire Screens, Kaleidescape, Humax, HD Cable, Yamaha, Monitor Audio, Premier Mounts, Draytek and JVC generously contributed for the first time. Some old favourites also got involved again, including Lutron, NAD, Middle Atlantic (via RGB Communications) and Velodyne (via Redline).
“Special thanks to CEDIA for their help in publicising our work through an email sent to all their members” comments Ian. “The generosity has been staggering and has helped to create a very special cinema room that will be used and enjoyed by the kids and their families for many years to come. It’s remarkable what can be achieved through the kindness of others. We are grateful to every company and person involved in the project. I am so proud of what has been achieved and happy we have created another wonderful cinema experience.”
Those at the hospice who will benefit the cinema room are very happy at its arrival. All products and services were sourced, supplied and installed free of charge. The approximate total cost of the install, including consultation, installation, products and any other associated costs would normally have been in the region of £13,000 for an end user price.
“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with our fabulous new cinema room and can’t thank everyone enough who made this possible” said Heidi Megaughin, Acting Chief Executive, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. “It will provide hours of entertainment for our children and families using the hospice, and it provides a great auditory and visual sensory experience for our children with the mood lighting and surround sound in the room.”
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To become involved in the scheme, please contact email@example.com or telephone 01372 454366.
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