Sense Walks

24-30 June 2019
Organise a Sense Walk in your area to help us raise awareness of Sense and bring your community together.

Step out for Sense
Gather your colleagues, friends and the people we support – and anyone else who wants to come along! – and help raise the profile of Sense and spread the word about the support we provide to the people in your local community.

We’d love you to step out for Sense this Deafblind Awareness Week (24-30 June). Whether you’re a Sense shop, service, branch or group, you’re someone we support, or you’re brand new to Sense – the more people we have spreading the word about all we do, the more communities we can reach and the more we can achieve together!
And we’ll be with you every step of the way – register your walk with us and you’ll get a fabulous toolkit and goodies to help you plan, run and promote your Sense Walk.

Register your own walk.

A large group of people walking on a street wearing orange tshirts

5 steps to organising your own walk

  1. Choose a day during Deafblind Awareness Week (24-30 June) to hold your walk.
  2. Set a location and decide on a route for the walk - why not start and end the walk at your Sense shop or service so people can find out more about Sense before and after the walk.
  3. Register your walk with us below so that we can send you our toolkit with more tips and materials for the walk.
  4. Spread the news in your community about the walk – the more people take part, the merrier!
  5. Why not step up your game and do some fundraising for your walk?

Sense Walks’ first steps

The idea for Sense Walks was inspired by ‘Roger’s Walk’ – in memory of a man called Roger Mulholland, who was deafblind.

Roger sadly died in 2015 at the age of 29, and a sensory walk was organised by his family and friends in his memory. In 2016, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter joined dozens of people who took to the streets during Deafblind Awareness Week to mark the occasion.

We were so inspired by Roger’s Walk, that we decided to make walks a part of every Deafblind Awareness Week. And the tradition of the Sense Walk has continued ever since.