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.
SEE HEAR EXHIBITION
TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
This month, we will again be holding our biennial See Hear exhibition, bringing together more than 40 organisations and groups who can be of benefit to those with a sight or hearing loss. The event is free to attend and there will be refreshments available on the day, including bacon and sausage butties.
There is a full list of exibitors below:
- Action on Hearing Loss
- Age UK Stockport
- Aspire Consultancy
- Associated Optical
- Bardet-Biedle Syndrome UK (BBS)
- Blind Veterans UK
- British Wireless for the Blind
- Cheshire Hearing
- Cobolt Systems Ltd
- Disability Stockport Centre for Independent Living
- Optilec Limited and Enhanced Vision
- Google Digital Garage
- Genie Networks
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Healthwatch Stockport
- Hearing Products International Ltd. Stockport
- Jarik Staffs
- Macclesfield Eye Society
- Macular Society
- Manchester Deaf Studies
- National Federation for the Blind
- Shopmobility Stockport
- St Matthew’s Church
- Sensory Loss Team SMBC
- Sightline Vision Northwest
- Signpost for Carers
- Stepping Hill Hospital - Low Vision Service
- Stockport Car Scheme
- Stockport Radio Society
- Stockport Talking Newspaper Association
- The Prevention Alliance
- Walthew House Counselling Service
- Walthew House Equipment Resource Centre
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.
Quiz Night – Saturday 24th November
Teams of up to 6 people can compete in our quiz, with last year's prize being 6 bottles of prosecco! Priced at just £5 per person including a hot buffet, it's always a great night out for family, friends and work colleagues alike!
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
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
Abseil down the Trafford Centre Tower - September 2018
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!