Sense are a truly brilliant national charity that have supported and enabled the lives of children and adults who have sensory disabilities like deafness, blindness and deafblindness. Their tireless work has helped many people with complex disabilities through their day centres, direct community work and at their state of the art TouchBase Pears centre in Selly Oak.
Sense have been the 2021 charity partner of Kang & Co Solicitors. Throughout the year we have raised funds to the sum of £2000, which last week we were delighted to present to the charity in person.
Carl Williams, Fundraising Manager for Sense said; “We were delighted to have been working with Kang & Co Solicitors in 2021 as their charity partner. The £2000 donation will go a long way to helping us support children and adults with complex disabilities in the region from our Touchbase Pears Centre in Selly Oak and we are truly thankful to them for all of their support.”
Manjinder Kang, a Director at Kang & Co Solicitors was full of praise for the charity; “It has been a privilege to have helped raise awareness and to donate a sum of money to our 2021 charity partner – Sense. It is truly inspirational seeing first-hand the work that has been done by their staff throughout the past year. Their brilliant work has helped enable many within the local West Midlands community and nationally with challenging sensory disabilities.”
The Kang & Co Solicitors team visited the Sense TouchBase Pears Centre last week to present our donation and take a tour around the facilities of which included tailored learning equipment and activities for people living with a sensory disability or disabilities.
Thomas Wheeler, Director at Kang & Co Solicitors stated; “The Sense TouchBase Pears Centre in Selly Oak is a beacon of the community. Seeing the caring and educational work of their staff helping children with complex disabilities is inspiring and offers real hope to people. It’s a delight to have helped this wonderful charity.”
During the past couple of years with the emergence of Covid, the disease has created extra challenges for the team at Sense. In many instances, in person activities have had be adapted or moved onto video to enable continue support of the most vulnerable children and adults within Sense’s care.
Carl Williams of Sense explains how Sense have coped during unprecedented times; ‘The last eighteen months have been really tough for our charity and the families we work with due to the pandemic, however we’ve been able to reach more people than before by taking many of our services online. Our Childrens Team have provided some fantastic resources and support for young people at home to help prevent them from becoming isolated from their community and continue their development.’