65th Anniversary

It’s our 65th anniversary and we want you to help us celebrate.


Sense will mark its 65th anniversary in Deafblind Awareness Week 2020, commencing on Monday 22nd June, and we want you to help us celebrate.
We’re calling on you – and the entire Sense family - to celebrate with us, by getting involved in two fun activities on social media, in the leadup to, and during, Deafblind Awareness Week.

What Sense means to you

To celebrate 65 years of being there for families when they need us most, we’re calling on the entire Sense family, from supporters to staff, families to service users, to share what Sense means to you. Using the hashtag #Sense65, we’re asking you to share your suggestions and experiences on social media, using words, photos, video or anything else you can think of.

Jane Ahser with Kanhai Powell

65 for Sense

Get creative and help fundraise for our 65th anniversary, by doing 65 for Sense! Come up with a challenge, something fun based around the numbers 6 and 5, and go for it! From 65 press ups, to a 6.5mile walk, from a 65 second handstand to a 6 and a half hour sponsored silence. Share it with us on social media using the hashtag #Sense65, and if you’re feeling generous, make a small donation to Sense. 

Why Deafblind Awareness Week?

Sense was founded in 1955 by two mothers, Peggy Freeman and Margaret Brock, who both had children who were deafblind. They were committed to breaking down the barriers that stopped children being able to communicate and experience the world.

Continuing that mission today, Sense now also support people living with a range of other complex disabilities

Helen Keller with a deafblind boy