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In aid of Smiths News' Community Week, team 'Chicks & the Beanstalk' - Debbie Nicholas, Jan Cannings, Mary Smith and Richard Webb - will be setting off on 1 July to endure 26 miles of the RIDGEWALK! We're training hard for the event, so please, please donate today to help us reach our fundraising target for the charity 'Sense'.
Sight and sound are senses most of us take so much for granted and we cannot begin to imagine what life is like without full use of these functions.
Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. For more information about how they help please take two minutes to view Elliott's story .
Please help us raise money to enable more deafblind people to have a chance to get away from it all, taste new experiences and have a lot of fun! At the same time giving families a much needed break from the often demanding work of supporting a deafblind person.
Each year Sense organises around 25 summer holidays for over 120 deafblind children and adults from canoeing to climbing.
They also organise holidays for older people with acquired deafblindness who need additional support to access and enjoy a break.
Your donation will help in the following ways:
£5 - could buy a set of musical bells to help stimulate even the tiniest amount of a deafblind child's hearing in music therapy.
£7.50 - could pay for a deafblind child to experience sailing and feel the wind on their face on their Sense holiday.
£15 - could pay for a tactile book to develop a child's sense of sight and touch at a Sense family centre.
£25 - could buy an interactive light tube to help stimulate a deafblind child's remaining sight.
£50 - could pay for an afternoon's pony riding at Sense's stables in Peterborough.
£250 - could kit out a home with sensory 'trails' enabling the deafblind residents to identify specific rooms, stairs etc enabling them to live in a safe secure environment.
£500 - could pay for a child to undergo a specialised educational development assessment to establish what their learning abilities are.
Chicks & the Beanstalk will be grateful to receive your donation, however large or small, to help our cause :-)
Thank you so much
from the team