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.
Table Top Sales
We hold regular table top sales, with people coming from across Stockport to browse what is on offer.
Our next will be on 25th May 2019, 12pm - 2pm.
Tables are provided at £7.50 each, and it will run from 12pm - 2pm. Stall holders are able to arrive from11am to set up their table displays.
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 £10,000 for us!
There's lots of ways to raise money for Walthew....
Take a look at volunteer Michael's bird's eye video from Velocity Zipline!
Welcome to the Walthew House website
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Walthew House is an independent charity in Stockport that provides practical and emotional support to people who are Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or who have Dual Sensory Loss. The charity was founded in 1882 and is named after its founder John Walthew, a former Mayor of Stockport.
On 7th July 2009, Walthew House merged with the Stockport Centre for the Deaf to become one charity
(Registered Charity Number 1167749. Registered Company Number 09306241
If you would like to find out about our upcoming events, please use the options at the top of this website to visit the Support Us page.
How to find Walthew House
Travelling by car from the A6:
Turn into Greek Street, at the junction by Stockport Town Hall.
At the roundabout take the first exit. Continue along Shaw Heath. At the third set of traffic lights take the right hand lane. Walthew House is on the right after the lights junction, just after Harry Bates plumbers. There is a side road, Holmes Street, and there is a car park at the rear of Walthew House.
Travelling by car from the M60:
Exit at junction 1. (The Pyramid)
Take the second exit at the roundabout. Follow down towards the viaduct and at the roundabout take the third exit onto King Street West. Proceed up the hill.
Go straight on at the roundabout onto Shaw Heath. Go straight on at the junction and Walthew House is on the right, next door to ‘Harry Bates’ plumbers.
Limited parking is available at the rear of Walthew House, subject to availability.
There is local roadside parking, with some residential parking restrictions in force.
Travelling by bus:
Bus services 309, 313 and 374 stop directly outside Walthew House.