We regularly hold events to raise money for our charity and to raise awareness of the challenges facing people with a sensory loss. Recently, some of these events indluded Breakfast With Signing Santa, a Planting Party, cake decorating and afternoon tea, as well as a wine tasting evening hosted with Helen Jones Wines. Thank you to everyone who supported these events.
Walthew House Cup
Blind Bowling Tournmament
The Walthew House Cup is back for 2020!
Each year, Walthew House hosts a ‘Blind Bowling’ tournament in which teams of four from local businesses and organisations enter to test their bowling skills, whilst raising funds to support Walthew House. However, unlike a normal bowling tournament, players are provided with blindfolds or simulation glasses to simulate the experience of being visually impaired or blind. This mirrors the way in which our very own, professional, Walthew House visually impaired bowling team play!
Once again Tenpin at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre have kindly offered their venue. The event will take place on Wednesday 18th March between 10am - 1pm. The cost per team of four people is £50 (£12.50 per person), which includes two games of bowling, light refreshments, a goody bag, and personal certificates
We are also offering sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship includes your company logo/details above and around a lane (£30 per lane) and leaflets/business cards around the event.
This is a great chance to advertise to a range of people and support a local charity and a great team-building exercise for all, whilst also giving back to a local charity!
This year, our Easter Fair is on Saturday 21st March between 12pm - 2pm.
Pop along, grab a bargain and support your local charity!
We are lucky to receive the support each year of many community groups and organisations. In 2019 we received the support of groups including Harmony Revival, Great Moor & District WI, Hazel Grove Inner Wheel and Moor Running Friends. If you would like to support us in future then we would be happy to discuss this with you, and to provide any materials that you may need.
Each year we are delighted to receive the support of businesses from across Stockport, including those who participate in our annual Walthew House Cup 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 raised more than £10,000 for us!
Chris Swinton from 2W's Blind Photography joined us at our weekly lunch club in January to chat to our service users and volunteers about what he has been getting up to over the past year to raise money for Walthew House. Chris kindly donated £111 to Walthew House and has already started his 2020 fundraising! (more info on his website)
Chris is the UK's only blind bikesport photographer! https://cs2wsblindphoto.co.uk/
The photograph above shows some of the team from Booth Ainsworth getting ready for the Stockport 10k run!
There's lots of ways to raise money for Walthew....
Take a look at volunteer Michael's bird's eye video from Velocity Zipline!