There are so many ways that you can be a part of the action at TouchBase Pears, as a volunteer, customer or donor. Join us in bringing people together in a new way so that everyone can be connected and part of society.

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Volunteering opportunities

There are lots of different volunteer roles available. By giving some of your time, you’ll be able to create new connections, make new friends, learn new skills and be a part of this pioneering work. Get in touch with the Volunteering Team to find out more about current roles and our next ‘Welcome to Sense Volunteering’ information sessions.

Financial support

TouchBase Pears is a ground-breaking venture, developed by Sense, reflecting our mission to make sure that no one, no matter how complex their communication needs, is isolated, left out or unable to fulfil their potential.

We are indebted to the many individuals, organisations and trusts who have, through their generosity, enabled TouchBase Pears to be built. But we have a way to go before we can fully equip and resource the centre to support everyone to be able to communicate, connect, and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.

Here are just a few examples of how your gift could help:

  • £50 – UV dance sack to build confidence and coordination
  • £59 – Body sox used for resistance and stretch exercises. It provides a sense of security and increases calmness
  • £93 – Feelings and emotions cards and puppets to encourage communication, understanding and self-expression
  • £100 – Polybat set to allow accessible table-top sports to be played by all

Join us in our mission by making a donation to Sense. To find out more about how your donation can be used, contact the Sense Community Fundraising team by emailing