Get involved in our events

From marathons to dinners, family days to conferences; Sense events are about more than just having fun. They are about support, awareness raising, information-sharing and raising vital funds, all of which support Sense’s work with deafblind people and their families.

Our events are successful because of our hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers, supporters and staff. So thank you to everyone who generously throws their energies and time into Sense events, making them as brilliant as they can possibly be. To find out what events are going on in your area, please see our Local to you page.

Events for deafblind people and their families
Get active and help us raise vital funds
Conferences for professionals

Events for deafblind people and their families

Forum eventSense organises and supports many events for deafblind people and their families. These events enable people to come together to share ideas, experiences, information and have fun. Types of events range from conferences to family days, lobbies to award ceremonies, sibling weekends to lectures. There is something for everyone.

"It was a great day, so much to take in, there was lots to see and do. I really enjoyed the experience and met loads of new people." 
Mum of a deafblind child

"At every event our inner battery supply is recharged ready for the next few weeks months or year. Talking to other families, sharing ups and downs, and snippets of information that may seem trivial to outsiders are monumentally important to those of us on the inside! This event gave us this much needed boost."
Mum of a deafblind young man

Get active and help us raise vital funds

If you're feeling energetic or intrepid, get your trainers on and take part in a running event. Or pedal your bike around fascinating parts of the word for the sheer exhilaration and fundraise for Sense at the same time.

Breathtaking views and scenic photographic opportunities can be yours while fundraising for us. Try one of our walks or treks.

For an adrenaline rush, check out our skydiving and parachuting pages - exciting experiences that you can try free of charge by signing up and supporting Sense.

Or put your stamina to the test and dive into one our adrenaline challenges. A browse around our fundraising events page will show you what we currently have on offer.

Alternatively, you can get involved with raising awareness of Sense at your own pace or at your own place; host a Tastes Sensational evening, or get your club or local community involved in a unique fundraising activity for us!

Conference and seminars for professionals

Sense organise conferences offering professionals the opportunity to further their knowledge on a range of specialist deafblind topics. Sense conferences share current practice and look at the latest innovations, research and policies. Speakers of the highest standard offer a unique deafblind-specific training experience. 

For more information on conferences for professionals please contact the Sense Conference and Events Team, by phone 020 7014 9305 (voice or text), by email at conference&events@sense.org.uk or by post at Conference and Events team, 101 Pentonville Road, London N19LG.

Sense has a team of professionals with extensive experience of working with children and adults with both congenital and acquired deafblindness, multi-sensory impairment, and who are single sensory impaired with additional needs. We also offer training and consultancy services that draw on these specialisms and respond to the needs of professionals working with children and adults. For more information on these services see our training and consultancy pages.

First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Wednesday 20 January 2016