Charity wants help making pompoms in Newhaven

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The Sense charity shop in Newhaven is appealing for people to take part in the Great Sense Pompom Challenge from November 18 to December 2.

For two weeks the Newhaven Sense shop will be turned into a pompom factory to help spread the word about being deaf and blind.

Residents are invited to pop in and help make pompoms, which will then be woven into a huge tapestry that will travel the country raising awareness of sight and hearing loss.

Free materials will be provided.

Sense deputy CEO Richard Kramer said: “People with both sight and hearing difficulties often use other senses such as touch to connect with the world around them.

“By making a pompom you can tune into your own sense of touch and connect with deafblind people across the UK and around the world.”

To take part in the Great Sense Pompom Challenge visit the Sense charity shop at 4 Newhaven Square, Newhaven, from now until December 2.

The charity campaigns for people who are deaf and blind.

To find out more about the The Great Sense Pompom challenge http://www.sense.org.uk/pompoms