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Sense UK

Sense believes everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. The charity’s work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind, or have complex disabilities, to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential. Sense’s goal is to support ten times more people living with complex disabilities by 2026.

The charity offers residential care and virtual support, and has a network of centres in communities across the UK. As well as providing opportunities for disabled people to be creative and active through holidays, arts, sports, and wellbeing programmes.

Your donation will help support people living with complex disabilities and fulfil their potential. Here’s what your money could do:

  • £20 could pay for an umbrella with twinkling lights inside, used to create a mini-sensory environment for a child in a cot or hospital bed
  • £45 could pay for a sensory bag containing a children’s story and tactile objects 
  • £150 could pay for a weekend break for a sibling or young carer, giving them the chance to spend time with other children with shared experiences
  • £725 could help Sense visit a family for an initial assessment, keep them invited to support events throughout the year, and give them access to the charity’s specialist networks and advice
  • £1,270 could fund an acoustic tactile wall panel, made of bells, chimes, tambourines, rattles and mirrors. This is a fun way to explore and learn about sound through vibrations and touch
  • £2,000 could provide a six-month block of creative arts opportunities - including music, art and dance - for five people with complex disabilities
  • £5,000 could pay for the cost of a nurse to provide the essential support needed by a child with complex medical and physical needs

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