For many of us, the world feels like a frightening place at the moment, so we hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well.
Our priority at Sense is to ensure the safety of children who are deafblind and their families, and of our wonderful staff and volunteers. At the same time, we are determined to continue to offer the specialist support children need, in whatever way we are able.
Suddenly, the world is a very different place and we’ve had to close our Sense Family Centres and it’s possible that this year’s Sense Holidays may have to be postponed.
Right now, our focus is on supporting children who are deafblind, and their families, through this very worrying and uncertain time – but to do so, we will need your help more than ever before.
Please, will you give an urgent gift today to help support children who are deafblind during the coronavirus crisis?
A gift of £25, for example, could help a highly skilled Children and Family Support Worker provide support over the phone – but whatever you feel able to give is much needed, and would be very greatly appreciated.
Why we need your support now more than ever:
- Children who are deafblind or have complex disabilities often have a variety of medical conditions, making this a worrying time when families will need support more than ever
- Our fundraising events have been cancelled and our shops have closed, leaving us with an unexpected shortfall in income
- We are adapting to offer services over the phone and online to continue to be there for families
- We’re expecting more families than ever to get in touch as they seek advice and support when other services are being forced to close.
This is a time for everyone to come together to support those members of our community who most need help. Anything you can give will make a huge difference. Thank you.