Run 53

53% of disabled people feel lonely. Thank you to everyone who helped Sense to change this by raising funds and taking on 53km over February.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Run 53, Sense’s brand new event for 2020. Participants took on the challenge to run or walk 53km over February, wherever and whenever they wanted.

Sense believes that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities should be left out, isolated or unable to fulfil their potential. Join us and help us connect more people with their communities.

What difference did taking part in Run 53 make?

By raising funds for Sense, you will be helping to provide more support and activities for people who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities. 

Below are some of the ways that Sense are helping to bring people together and tackle the loneliness that is experienced by disabled people every day. 

• We run buddying schemes where we buddy up children and young people with complex sensory and communication needs with their non-disabled peers and develop friendships through shared interests and hobbies. We already run these in Tower Hamlets, East London and plan to expand these schemes across the country over the next three years. 

• We also run Sport programmes across the country, giving people with complex disabilities the opportunity to get involved with physical activity as well as the chance to meet other people and bond over sport. 

 Sense Arts sessions are also run all over the country and provide a creative outlet for people with complex disabilities to come together.

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