Common Sense has two main aims. We have a new goal of making long canes available to all children in the UK who would benefit from one via the Common Sense Childrens Cane Bank.
We also want to continue arranging local events as we feel that local meetings are valuable for the families, as it is for the visually impaired child to mix with sighted and non sighted peers. Siblings are also included in everything we do, so we encompass the whole family into joining in and being part of a group.
We welcome any help to plan, arrange and set up, or even just recommend an idea for an event that you think might be enjoyed.
Some of our successful events have been:
- Music workshops, including our very popular drumming workshop.
- Guest speaker Clive Matthews from National Blind Childrens Society to talk about Education and the statementing process.
- A talk hosted by Frank Macfarlane who is blind, and also a qualified teacher for the Visually Impaired.
- Guest talks from Daniel Kish from World Access For The Blind about no limits mobility and Echo location.
- Trip to ‘LV Streetwise’
- Tumble tots came for a toddler session.
- Our second birthday party for Common Sense.
- Ice Skating
- Paultons Park
- Coffee mornings
- Fund raising abseil
- Two pantomimes, with the chance to meet the cast before the show and explore the stage!
Our next big event is an Audio Described Pantomime
Peter Pan, Poole lighthouse.
Thursday 30th December at 3pm.
If you would like to donate towards the cost of Common Sense going to the Pantomime this year please visit JustGiving.com