Our fundraising in 2016

January 23rd 2017

We had a fantastic year of fundraising for Sense in 2016 which couldn’t have been achieved without the generous support of our peers and clients.

In total for the year, we raised a whopping £5,901.65 for our chosen charity, Sense, which supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

We are thrilled with this accomplishment and shall be using this as a target to reach, and hopefully exceed, in 2017.

Our Partner Charles Gillett also raised a further £4,850 for Sense from participating in a trek through Kenya. It was a four day trek summiting the Lenana peak of Mount Kenya at 4,985m. 26 people in total took part in the trek in aid of Sense.

Sense are currently building a new development in Birmingham, called Touchbase Pears, a £14 million community hub. The hub is designed to support people with deafblindness and complex needs, and the local community. It will offer a range of services to help people learn new skills, build confidence, develop communication skills and take part in community-based activities. The facility will also provide arts and wellbeing services, a family and children’s area, and a nursery and cafe. The development is on schedule to complete in Spring 2017 and our Events Committee are headed to the site in Selly Oak in February for a hard hat tour of the development.

We are delighted to continue our support of Sense into 2017 and are currently working to put together even bigger and better ideas for this year’s fundraising activities, so please watch this space for further announcements.