Get involved

We’re here to help people live life to the full. We don’t have the resources or the income of the large national charities – so we have to work harder – and we need your help!

There are lots of ways you can support our vital work, from volunteering to challenge events. Your help is essential for us to keep supporting people to go beyond expectations, and we'll be there with you every step of the way.

Amy during the freefall against a bright blue sky, and her tandem instructor behind her.

Fundraise for us

There are plenty of ways you can help us raise much needed funds, from sponsored sky-diving to cake sales – and you can even get your school or business involved too!

Become a volunteer

We’re always looking for volunteers to help across our services. We welcome all levels of experience for as many hours as you can generously give, and in return we offer you the chance to meet new people and a truly rewarding experience.

Attend an event

We hold a number different events all throughout the year across our services. Come enjoy live music at our monthly Friday Night Mix, or test your taste buds at our annual Call My Bluff event. There’s something for everyone, and we’d love for you to join!

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Ways you can give

Did you know that you can donate old, used stamps to us in exchange for funds? There’s so many ways you can help give to Henshaws, and your generous donations help us to continue enabling people with disabilities and their families to look forward to a more positive future.

Why choose Henshaws?

We are a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss and other disabilities. Last year alone, we supported over 6,000 visually impaired people in the North of England.

Having a visual impairment or disability can mean people lose confidence in their future and find themselves isolated. We strive to support people to ensure that they do not feel alone, and that they have the skills and confidence to lead a live that is full of choice and opportunity.

We rely on your generous help to ensure we can continue this life-changing work, and we truly appreciate any way that you can support us.

Read more on why your support for Henshaws is so important

Get your business involved

Supporting Henshaws can benefit you and your employees; through fundraising to volunteering, sponsorship to partnership, there are lots of different ways that you can get your business involved with Henshaws.

Read more on corporate support

Get your school or group involved

Did you know that we offer disability awareness workshops for schools and groups? Find out about our unique sessions in schools for children aged 7-12 all about visual impairments, specifically tailored to fit in with the curriculum.

Read more on our workshops
Image of Alicia and Beth - fundraiser and volunteer

Alicia's fundraising story

“My daughter walked from Blackpool Tower to Old Trafford, a distance of 60 miles, wearing a blindfold and being led by her dad on foot and me behind in the family car to raise awareness and money for Henshaws.

It was much tougher than we thought but we received tremendous support along the way. We were overwhelmed by their support and the affection expressed for Alicia.

It was with some relief when we arrived at Old Trafford. I cannot begin to tell you how proud and inspired I was by what Alicia had done.”

Read more about Alicia's story

Henshaws is committed to providing a high quality service to everyone who engages with our work, and we welcome comments or suggestions on ways to improve our fundraising service. For more information, please read our fundraising policies and procedures below.

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