Doncaster-based home cinema specialist, ET Home Cinema, recently donated its time, expertise and equipment to design and install top-of-the-range projector equipment in a home cinema at a local children’s hospice.
The company became involved with the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston after hearing about the hospice home cinema installation initiative run by representatives from the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show.
ET’s Colin Scott said that he heard about the scheme through the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) newsletter and instantly knew that he wanted to get involved.
He explained: “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.”
He got in touch with ISE’s Ian Morrish, who has organised a number of other installations carried out around the UK and found that he had already been contacted by Bluebell Wood’s former chief executive, Sarah Wood.
ET provided the AV products needed for the technical aspects of the cinema – including the projector, projection screen and speaker system – as well as timber, LED lighting, fibre optics and other materials. The total value of the work and features of the cinema donated by ET is thought to come to around £13,000.
Bluebell Wood’s Heidi Megaughin said that they were beyond delighted with the room and extremely grateful. She said: “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.”