What are Sense Walks?
Every June during Deafblind Awareness Week, communities up and down the country come together to put on a Sense Walk. The purpose of Sense Walks is to bring together everyone in the local community, people of all ages and abilities to show how much we can achieve when everyone is included.
Sense Walks’ first steps
The idea for Sense Walks was inspired by ‘Roger’s Walk’ – in memory of 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.
Sense Walks 2019
In June 2019, Walks took place all over the country including in Peterborough, Birmingham and Caerphilly. See below for some stories and pictures of the Walks that happened in 2019.
Back for 2020
Sense Walks will be back for 2020 and we would love you to get involved. We are busy preparing everything you need to join an organised Walk or to organise your own so please do check back in early 2020 for more information.