Specsavers Northfield is focusing on fundraising for Sense, the national deafblind charity which is to open a specialist centre in Selly Oak next year.
The team has hosted a variety of activities including a bake sale, tombola and a ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ competition. The sale of home-baked cakes in July raised nearly £50, bringing the total to date to more than £300.
‘It has been fantastic to see our customers supporting our fundraising since we started earlier this year,’ said Declan Casserly, store director. ‘We are delighted to be able to support the work of Sense, whose new TouchBase Pears centre will provide services for disabled people and facilities for the whole community.’
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. More information can be found at www.letsbuildtouchbase.org