For supporters

Marathon runner, holidaymaker and volunteer, woman from company and man

It's because of our generous supporters that our vital work is made possible - thank you.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved and support the work of Sense

Making a donation

A smiling deafblind baby boy wearing spectacles and hearing aids

By making a donation our Sense supporters are helping provide the essential services and support that we provide to children and adults who are deafblind and their families. Your gifts help us to continue providing tailored support and enable us to be the first point of contact for many families for help and advice at some of the most challenging times in their lives.

Regular gifts

Regular gifts to Sense can be set up via your bank or through payroll giving. This regular support provides us with an opportunity to better plan our services and activities to help as many families as we can for as long as they need us. 

A single gift

A single gift donation could pay for sensory arts and crafts materials, a Sense adventure family day out or a tactile book to develop a deafblind child's sense of touch. Your single gift could offer ongoing support to an individual; for example, £10 could pay for a first assessment for a deafblind person, allowing Sense experts to create individual therapy plans for them.

Events

Our fundraising events are a brilliant way to have fun with friends, challenge yourself, meet people, and raise funds for Sense. You'll find our supporters pulling on the distinctive Sense orange vests at most national fundraising events. We really do have something for everyone – go on, take a look and have a go!

Watch a short video showcasing some of our fundraising events.

Community

You can fundraise and support us in your local community – anywhere you are – at work, school or university. Chat to our Community Fundraising team who can help you with any ideas you have, or suggest new ones for you to have fun with and get those around you involved too. Wherever they are and whatever they're doing, our supporters are making a real impact!

Funding partnerships

We take great care to ensure our resources are used to maximise Sense's ongoing work. We are keen to acknowledge the huge contribution of our fundraising partners which include major donors,  grant-making trusts, statutory, lottery and European donors.  This valuable and vital support enables us to establish innovative programmes and deliver crucial services.

Corporate partners

Here at Sense we would welcome the opportunity to be your charity of choice and offer exciting employee engagement and fundraising opportunities to ensure a win-win partnership for us both.  Talk to us about participation in key events and helping to raise your profile through activity such as sponsorship and cause-related marketing for a mutually beneficial and powerful collaboration.

Fundraising and volunteering

Either by supporting us as a volunteer in one of the huge variety of roles Sense can offer, or by being part of a team taking on a corporate fundraising challenge, our supporters are helping people who are deafblind.

Our Sense shops raise millions of pounds – and we have our supporters to thank as they donate items to keep our shelves stocked or generously donate their time to work with us arranging eye-catching displays or welcoming customers.

Positive difference

Other supporters join us as members, making our collective voice stronger and furthering our ongoing work. Or you can sign up to our enewsletter to be the first to hear what's happening around Sense.

Here at Sense we can offer opportunities for student research, make excellent use of your skills, talents and experience - or we'll just massively welcome your enthusiastic support as you help us to raise awareness and make a positive difference to the lives of people who are deafblind.

We're inviting you to join us too!

If you'd like to learn more about supporting Sense, do please contact our Supporter Services team who are waiting to hear from you.

First published: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015