Deafblind charity needs caring volunteers to help with holiday programme

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sense need volunteers to help with its holiday programme Sense need volunteers to help with its holiday programme

A NATIONAL charity for deafblind people is calling for volunteers to join its unique holiday programme taking place near Cirencester in July and August this year.

 Holidays organised by Sense give deafblind children and adults the chance to get away from it all, try something new and have a lot of fun on a week-long summer holiday.

They also give a much-needed break to families who support a deafblind person.

Accommodation ranges from outdoor activity centres to cottages, farms and barns to villas and even barges. Activities could include kayaking, horse riding, camping or making sandcastles on the beach, whilst making a big difference to the lives of deafblind people and their families.

The charity is looking particularly for male volunteers, people with experience of caring for others or people with sign language skills.

Accommodation, food as well as activity costs are covered by Sense.

Sense have been organising holidays since 1974 and this year and it will be celebrating its 40th birthday.

If you would like to get involved, visit www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-sense-holiday or call 0300 330 9250.

Applications are encouraged by the end of May and places fill up fast.

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