A CHARITY shop in Kidderminster is taking part in this week’s Deafblind Awareness Week.

Sense, in the Swan Centre, aims to raise awareness for deafblindness and increase support for those who suffer from the condition by holding raffles, lucky straws and sensory games.

Christine Turner, shop manager, said: “During Deafblind Awareness Week we’re asking the local community to pop by our shop and join in the fun to help us raise awareness and vital funds for deafblind people.”

The shop is also looking for donations of new or second-hand goods to support deafblind people.

Mrs Turner said: “Donate a bag of items you no longer need and we will turn your donation into invaluable support for the 250,000 people with both sight and hearing loss in the UK.”

Throughout Deafblind Awareness Week, Sense is featuring personal stories, on its website, from people who are deafblind as well as their families.

For more information or to share a story visit sense.org.uk/DBAW