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Sight for Surrey

Sight for Surrey Coronavirus crisis fund.

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Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Sight for Surrey was due to have an exciting spring/summer of fundraising events from bake sales, the Shalford park walk, talks given by Callum to community groups, a Spring concert by the Genesis choral society, a swimathon and we were also very excited to have our first ever London Marathon runner, Anthony! [/p][p]However, due to the coronavirus crisis our fundraising income is facing a massive reduction, at a time when the demand for our services has never been higher and those we support who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing are in need of our assistance now more than ever. [/p][p]Our Children's teams support those aged 0-25 who are blind and visually impaired. They had a busy schedule of activities planned over the coming months including a family fun day with model train rides in Leatherhead. Past events have included ice skating, cheese making, soap making, gym fun, willow weaving, outdoor challenge activities, visits to Wisley and many more. Our CYP's (Children and Young People's Team) are very sad to not be providing the in person support to those families who thoroughly enjoy and rely on all the sensory activities and expertise of the team. [/p][p]Sight for Surrey adult services teams provide a wide range of specialist skills including specialist sensory workers, rehabilitation support workers, benefits advice, one to one services, interpreting and communication services for those who use British Sign Language and the very specialist hands on signing for those who are deafblind. [/p][p]The Sight for Surrey Deaf services team has created many British Sign Language videos on a variety of topics including important news updates surrounding the coronavirus crisis which are on our Facebook page and have had a great response. We will be continue to do this to ensure those in the Surrey and the wider Deaf community are kept informed in the most accessible way.[/p][p]The Sight for Surrey friendship group provides monthly sensory social activities for those who are deafblind with past activities including visits to Wakehurst gardens and seed bank, cream teas at The Grange, creating sensory art work, cycling with Wheels for All, and lots more. Our clients who are deafblind rely on hands on signing with their communicator guides and therefore face a particularly confusing, fearful and isolating time during the coronavirus. When the UK Government advice permits, our teams are eager to be back in person supporting their clients again. [/p][p]South East Athletic football team are fantastic supporters of Sight for Surrey through a family link and we have been delighted to have been their chosen charity at their fundraising race night for the last two years and Erin spoke at the event about how her confidence and skills gained from our events have provided her family with a lot of fun and helped her outlook and peer support group while thriving and achieving so much with a visual impairment. [/p][p]We are therefore delighted to a launch this Sight for Surrey coronavirus crisis fundraising page with a unique special live virtual concert! Jack plays with South East Athletic and is a musically talented primary school teacher at Hook Lane Primary School. After sharing his talents with his adaption of the Oasis song 'half the world away' on the South East Athletic Twitter page Jack is kindly going to put on a Facebook live concert! [/p][p]This is a first for the Sight for Surrey fundraising team and we are excited that in these troubled times to invite our Facebook followers, clients we support, friends, families, donors and anyone to join us on Friday April 10th at 4pm. Enjoy a shared concert and gather together during these challenging times. [/p][p]Jack is a very talented musician, teacher, song writer and has amazing song adaptation skills! You can listen and view a preview with this Twitter link. [/p][p]https://twitter.com/SightforSurrey/status/1244530223015739394?s=20[/p][p]This concert will be live for around 30 minutes on the Sight for Surrey Facebook page with 3 songs to enjoy. All you need to to is go to the Sight for Surrey Facebook page at 4pm on Good Friday, Friday April 10th. [/p][p]Our fundraising team recognise these financially difficult times but If you enjoy this unique virtual concert and are able to donate to this page we would be most grateful. [/p][p]Imagine facing this world wide coronavirus pandemic if you are blind, partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. [/p][p]Thank you for your support. We are a small charity and greatly value each donation. [/p][p]www.sightforsurrey.org.uk[/p][p]Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SightforSurrey[/p]
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17 May 2020


May 12, 2020


£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020

Matt Ross

Apr 20, 2020

Melanie Holliker

Keep up your valuable work. Hope to work with Callum and Sight for Surrey again once this is all over.

Apr 19, 2020

Ruby Ho

Apr 18, 2020

Bill Desmond

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Apr 15, 2020

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Apr 14, 2020


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Apr 13, 2020


hope you raise the money

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Apr 12, 2020

Jiaona Wang

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Apr 12, 2020


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