Reaching Out

This autumn’s issue of ‘Reaching Out’ shows how your generous support has helped us respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help those who needed it the most. This issue features just few children, families and staff member who are so grateful for all your support through this crisis.

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This autumn’s issue of ‘Reaching Out’ shows how your generous support has helped us respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help those who needed it the most. This issue features just few children, families and staff member who are so grateful for all your support through this crisis.

You helped Chloe make the jump to big school 

We last met Chloe in the 2014 Reaching Out Issue when she was just starting out in primary school and making new friends. This year, as her Children Family Support Worker Sarah Turpin explains, was to have been her first full year at big school but the coronavirus pandemic has put everything on hold. Read on to see how your support has helped Chloe and her family are overcome these challenges.

Check out Mia’s perfect ‘stay-cation’

Last year you provided Mia with the most memorable summer by sending her on a Sense Holiday. And although Sense holidays had to be cancelled this summer, your support made sure children like Mia, who is blind and has a developmental condition, still got to experience new activities. 

Catch up with Logan

You may remember Logan from our 2015 Reaching Out or perhaps you saw him on our BBC Lifeline Appeal. We check in on Logan and his mum Philippa, to see how they have been coping with lockdown orders. Philippa has three other children at home, so her hands most certainly have been full. But with your help the local Sense team have gone the extra mile to keep him active and entertained. We hope that as you read about the craft packs, coffee mornings and online virtual Woodpeckers Group you’ll see that this was all possible because of you. 

Meet our team!

This issue we caught up with Simon, the Woodside Centre Manager, who supports children and families in Bristol and Wales. Simon tells us about the impacts of the temporary closing of the centre, how they still keep in touch with families and how they are adapting their services. Simon has been there every step of the way for families during this difficult time – we hope you enjoy hearing from him and learning how your support has been a vital part in our response.

 

Also in 'Reaching Out'

You can find out what Teddy Sense has been up to and how he has helped spread the ‘stay home and stay safe’ message and online virtual activities!

In the Supporters’ Corner, you can see the lovely stay at home activity ideas from fellow supporters and the incredible amount you helped raise from the emergency appeals.

We hope you enjoy reading your latest issue of ‘Reaching Out’. We couldn’t have done any of this without the wonderful support of people like you – thank you again for showing you’re a true friend to children who are deafblind and their families.

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