Fundraise for Sense your own way

Raise money for Sense

Can’t find an organised fundraising event that you fancy? Don’t worry: there are endless ways to raise money for Sense. 

You could fundraise by holding a Sensational Tea Party, a pub quiz, or even a gaming livestream! Whatever your challenge of choice, the Sense team will support you every step of the way.

Speak to our community fundraising team

We’re always happy to hear from people who want to support Sense. Get in touch to tell us about your fundraising idea, and we’ll tell you how we can help. We have dedicated staff based all over the UK, ready to help you. Email [email protected] to chat with us.

Teri and her sister held a festival to raise money for Sense

An amazing line-up of 18 bands agreed to play at Music on the Moor for free. “We chose to do this event as both myself and my sister love music,” says Teri. “We have several connections within the Stoke music scene and it was something that the village hadn’t seen before. 

“Music on the Moor was something that we’re very passionate about, which is the main reason that the event was a success. I would 100% recommend both fundraising and joining Team Sense!”

How to fundraise

If you’re new to fundraising for charity, don’t worry. Anyone can do it in three simple steps – and our expert team are always on hand!

  1. Get in touch
    Let us know about the event you’re planning – we’ll give you pointers, and send you a free fundraising pack with everything you need to get started.
  2. Hold your event
    Bake sale, auction, or dance-a-thon? The details are up to you. Our team will make sure you have everything you need, from merch to expert advice.
  3. Send us your donation
    Once it’s all over, pay in your fundraising, and let us know how the event went. We love to hear your stories!

Why support Sense?

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be left out of life. 

Every penny you raise will go towards that goal. Whether it’s connecting Virtual Buddies online, running our Sense Holidays, or providing sensory toys for a deafblind child. 

Last year, thanks to the support of fundraisers like you, we supported over 14,000 adults and children who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.

Find out more about what Sense does and the impact you’ll make.

“We love supporting fundraisers in local communities across the country to get involved in whatever way they wish. Whether it’s a bake sale or an abseil, we are here to make your fundraising fun, safe and easy!”

Jenny, who leads Sense’s community fundraising team

How your fundraising helps Sense

£135
could pay for a family to make memories on a Sense Family Day.

£500
could pay for a deafblind child to have a visit from a Sense specialist teacher, including an assessment and expert advice. 

£725
could provide our core package of support for a family for a whole year!

Volunteer as a Sense Community Fundraiser

Are you outgoing and enthusiastic? Do you want to connect with like-minded people in your local community?

As part of the Sense Community Fundraising Team, you can support people in your local area to raise money for Sense in lots of different ways. And have fun while you’re at it!

Six top fundraising ideas

  1. Host a pub quiz. Whether it’s at your local, or takes place online, this is a tried-and-tested fundraising classic!
  2. Hold a charity auction. Got any precious memorabilia you could sell, or can you convince your friends to swap their skills for cash? Going… going… gone!
  3. How many sweets in the jar? An oldie but a goodie. You could add a sensory twist by doing this one with an opaque jar, and asking people to guess the number they can feel with their hands. 
  4. Teach an online class. Do you have any special skills, from cooking to salsa? You could livestream a tutorial, and ask your eager students to donate when they sign up.
  5. Host a bake sale. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies, cakes, and brownies – all for a good cause!
  6. Play 5-a-side football. By charging players and spectators to take part in a tournament, you can score big points for charity. 

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Join our Sense Fundraising Heroes community

Once you’ve let us know about your fundraising, join our Facebook community to share your story, and get tips and tricks from a big community of experienced fundraisers!

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