Integrated Systems Europe has announced the launch of the SeeHearTouch charitable programme. This will build on the work carried out in the UK by ISE sales manager Ian Morrish to rally the industry to install home cinemas into children’s hospices.
SeeHearTouch will carry this work into mainland Europe. It is expected that three or four projects a year will be run under the programme: the first will be at the Irmengard Hof in Chiemsee, Bavaria – other projects are being sought in France and the Benelux region.
Under the programme, Integrated Systems Events will contact umbrella groups representing children's hospices in various European countries. It will also seek the support manufacturers and distributors who are willing to donate equiment, and integrators offering design and installation resource. SeeHearTouch will meet part of the cost of that work.
Morrish's UK initiative – Together for Short Lives – has already seen home cinemas installed in children's hospices in Blackpool, Kinross and Rayleigh.
“As well as giving us the chance to channel some of the proceeds of our event to a good cause, we believe SeeHearTouch is a wonderful way for our community to contribute its expertise in a way that really makes a difference to terminally ill children and the people who care for them,” said Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events (pictured). “We look forward to helping many children’s hospices become equipped with the latest multimedia technology, and will announce the first recipients of SeeHearTouch funding soon.”