Fundraise for Sense your own way

Raise money for Sense

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

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.

Looking for inspiration?

You could fundraise by holding a Sensational Tea Party, a pub quiz, or even a gaming livestream!

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. 

“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 to fundraise

If you’re new to fundraising for charity, don’t worry. Anyone can do it in four 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. 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!
  3. 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 merchandise to expert advice.
  4. 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?

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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. 

How your fundraising helps Sense

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

£500 could pay for a child who is deafblind 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!

Last year, thanks to the support of fundraisers like you, we reached 30,000 children and adults who are deafblind or have complex disabilities; parents; carers; and siblings.

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

Download a fundraising poster

You’ve got your idea for a fundraiser worked out and planned, now it’s time to promote your event.

We’ve designed a fundraising poster maker! Select from two designs, fill in the details of your event, download and print. Simple.

Complete the form with your name, email address and a little description of your fundraiser and we’ll send you a page to download your poster.


We’ll keep your details safe and promise never to sell your data.

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