Surrey, United Kingdom

Crestron has donated equipment, including a CP3 processor, for Together for Cinema’s installation at Christopher’s Children’s Hospice in Guildford, Surrey. The new kit has helped to transform the hospice’s ‘Garden room’ into a cinema room, which has created a high tech area for the children to enjoy their favourite films and games.

Together for Cinema is an industry initiative that aims to create home cinemas for hospices, providing a valuable escape from reality for the children staying there. Christopher’s Children’s Hospice cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. When asked by Together for Cinema if they would support the cause, Crestron was only too happy to oblige.

Petra van Meeuwen, Customer Media Relations Director at Crestron commented: “It gives us great joy to be able to contribute to a worthy cause such as Christopher’s Hospice and this amazing project, and we were delighted to be involved in the grand opening and see the children enjoying the room.”

The new space, with an estimated value of £42k, now includes a projector and screen, audio and colour changing lights, all installed by Cornflake. The room also has Wi-Fi controlled blinds by Qmotion that cover the windows surrounding the perimeter of the room and skylights, all of which are controlled by the Crestron 3-Series Control Processor.

Christopher’s Children’s Hospice in Guildford was opened in 2001 and is run by Shooting Star Chase, which also runs Shooting Star House in Hampton. For Together For Cinema, this installation was the 16th completed cinema room in a children’s hospice, well over half way to its initial target of 25 rooms to be completed by 2020.


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