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Walsall Mayor attends charity shop fundraiser

7 September 2015

Mayor of Walsall Angela Underhill with John Underhill and Sacha Shaw

The Mayor of Walsall, near Birmingham, Councillor Angela Underhill and her Consort John Underhill attended a fundraiser at the Sense charity shop in Aldridge last week to help raise vital funds for children who are both deaf and blind.

The coffee morning in support of Sense International’s ‘Finding Grace’ campaign, aimed to raise money for a pioneering programme to screen 300,000 infants in East Africa for deafblindness – for the very first time. A raffle with great prizes from local businesses and delicious treats were in store for the day.

Cllr Underhill said:

“We were very impressed with the staff and the organisation of the shop. We learned a lot about the charity from Sacha and we wish them all the best for the future.”

Sacha Shaw, Sense shop manager, said:

“We are extremely grateful to Cllr Underhill for her support and to everyone who has donated so far! Even the smallest donation can help us ensure that deafblind children are identified and supported to live active and full lives.”

For a chance to win great prizes drop by the Sense shop on 4 Croft Parade in Aldridge to enter the ‘Finding Grace’ raffle. Between 10 June and 10 September 2015 the UK Government will match donations to the campaign pound for pound.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017