The team at Specsavers in Northfield has raised hundreds of pounds for Sense, a national deafblind charity which is to open a specialist centre in Selly Oak next year.

Fundraising efforts in full swing

Hosting a variety of activities for customers, including a tombola and a ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ competition, the store has so far raised £200 for the charity. Staff will also be serving up tasty treats in July as they host a bake sale to increase its total even further.

‘It has been fantastic to see customers get behind Sense since we started fundraising for them earlier this year,’ said Declan Casserly, store director. ‘Our activities have gone down really well so far and customers have been very generous. We hope to see lots more people pop into store for a cup of tea and a slice of cake next month when we host our bake sale.’

Sense is a leading deafblind charity working to support people with sensory impairments and those with complex needs. Touchbase Pears – the charity’s new specialist centre being built in Selly Oak – is due to open in 2017 to provide fully-accessible services for people in the community suffering with disabilities including hearing loss and blindness.

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