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About the appeal

Sense exists to support the 1.6 million people living in the UK with complex disabilities, like deafblindness.

Through every stage of life – we are working hard to give people the opportunity to be understood, connect with others and live their life to the full, no matter how complex their condition.

This appeal puts the spotlight on the support we provide to children and their families, at home, online and in our centres in communities across the country.

Kellie Bright sits in front of a children's play area

I’m honoured to be supporting this appeal for Sense, a charity that believes no one, no matter their disability, should be left out of life.

Sense was founded 70 years ago by two mothers 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.

Sense delivers tailored support to people every stage of life. From supporting a parent to communicate with their child for the first time, to helping an adult to live more independently. They deliver support online, at home, and in their centres. 

With your help and support, Sense can continue their life-changing work.

Kellie Bright

Our appeal stars

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Sonny, who is deafblind, spent the first year of his life in and out of hospital. Says mum Julie: “Our world would have been very different without Sense. They take such a positive, can-do approach. They’re like extended family.”
A little girl in a wheelchair smiles as she touches a decorated paper plate held by an older woman.


When Verity was a newborn, she and her mother, Sarah, attended one of Sense’s online early years groups. Sarah says: “Sense has really opened up the world for Verity – but for us too as a family. It brought us together.”
A boy smiles outside as he plays in the grass.


Cameron, who is deafblind and non-verbal, has received support from Sense since he was three months old. Says mum Carla: “It helped connecting with other parents, meeting families and people going through similar things.”