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See how you're helping deafblind children like Chloe learn and make friends

Chloe and her friends hold hands and play outside

Making friends can be really difficult for a deafblind child like Chloe. Without the proper support, childhood can be a lonely time. But with the right support from Sense and lots of hard work and courage, Chloe has recently started school and now has two new best friends!

Clive, her Consultant Teacher from Sense, helped arrange everything with the school, so she has everything she needs. The team was in place from her very first day to help her to get to know the other children and learn everyone's names. Her mum told us:

"To her friends, she is just Chloe. She's not that blind child in the corner, or someone to feel sorry for. Her friends love her for her – for the slightly strong-willed and funny person she is. It's amazing, it means everything."

£10 could pay for the art and craft materials at one of our Sense family centres, so a deafblind child can explore and be creative.

£45 could pay for a sensory book bag including a children's story, soft toy characters and scented items that help a deafblind child enjoy storytime with their friends.

£170 could pay for a visit from a Consultant Teacher to give a deafblind child the vital support they need when they start a new school.

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First published: Friday 4 April 2014
Updated: Thursday 15 October 2015