We regularly hold events to raise money for our charity and to raise awareness of the challenges facing people with a sensory loss. In 2017 some of these events included a charity auction with lots such as sporting experiences and family attraction tickets, as well as a wine tasting evening hosted with Helen Jones Wines. Thank you to everyone who supported these events.
We recently held our See Hear event on 18th September 2018..
...bringing together more than 30 organisations and groups who can be of benefit to those with a sight or hearing loss. The event was free to attend and we had a fantastic turn out.
There are some images from the day below
Table Top Sales
We hold regular table top sales, with people coming from across Stockport to browse what is on offer. Tables are provided at £7.50 each, and each event runs from 9am until 11am. Stall holders are able to arrive from 8am to set up their table displays and there will be a brew waiting for you upon arrival.
Christmas Fair – Saturday 17th November
This will be our second Christmas Fair and will feature a variety of stalls, many of which supply homemade or crafted items and gifts.
The fair will run from 12pm to 2pm. Tables can be hired for £7.50, all goods sold must be new, Christmas themed goods. We will be providing refreshments.
Breakfast with Signing Santa – Saturday 8th December
For the first time ever we will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa event, where your little ones can come and meet the man himself alongside having breakfast and snacks. Unlike most events though, our Santa will be a competent BSL user meaning they can also speak to deaf children.
Carol Service – Sunday 9th December
Our annual Carol Service is always a hit, working with St Matthew's Church in Edgeley. Previous services have featured performances from the Stockport Community Choir, the Walthew House steel band and our very own signing Youth Club.
Christmas Lunch – Tuesday 11th December
Technology User Group
Come and volunteer with us!
Every second Thursday of the month we will be holding our Technology User Group (TUG).
Sighted and signing volunteers will provide bespoke support for people who are blind, visually impaired, hard of hearing or Deaf, to help them make the most of assistive technology. There will also be demonstrations from some product providers.
Our team regularly do talks across Stockport about the work of our charity, and we would be happy to book a date in to speak to your group or organisation. Please contact Shannon Gorman using the details above if you would like to organise a talk.
Each year we are delighted to receive the support of businesses from across Stockport, including those who participate in our annual blind bowling tournament and those who have one of our charity collection boxes. We would particularly like to thank Booth Ainsworth, a long term supporter of ours who raise money through regular dress down days and cake sales - over the years they have helped to raise more than £7000 for us!
Challenges in 2018
Manchester Marathon - Sunday 8th April
Manchester 10K Run - Sunday 20th May
Stockport 10k Run - Sunday 16th September
There's lots of ways to raise money for Walthew....
Take a look at volunteer Michael's bird's eye video from Velocity Zipline in July!