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The Brian Kennedy Trust support Parent and Toddler Group for the visually impaired

Henshaws Society for Blind People were delighted to welcome Linda Miles, Director of The Brian Kennedy Trust, to their Manchester Resource Centre on Tuesday May 21.

The Brian Kennedy Trust has generously elected to support the Henshaws’ Parent and Toddler Group with a donation of £3,000. This donation will support Henshaws staff in their ambitions to develop this group and increase attendance.

Henshaws’ Parent and Toddler Group is open to parents with a visually impaired child and to visually impaired parents. The group meets weekly and offers a supportive forum for parents to share stories and experiences, take part in a range of activities and play sessions, as well as providing additional information and support via different guest speakers - highlighting other support services or benefits that the families might be entitled to.

Henshaws believe that the key to supporting children is to support their parents and family first. A large part of that is about providing specialist advice on learning techniques and specially adapted toys and equipment, but more than that, it’s about providing emotional support and advice, right when it’s needed most.

Linda Miles, Director of The Brian Kennedy Trust said: “We are passionate about supporting organisations to give young people a better chance in life and when we heard about the work that Henshaws do to support young people and families with visual impairments we knew we wanted to support them in some way.”

The Brian Kennedy Trust support opportunities which improve the lives of children and their families and believe that children and young people should be given every opportunity to live a fulfilling childhood and build a thriving future.

Fiona Berry, Children and Families Team Leader at Henshaws said: “We are very grateful to The Brian Kennedy Trust for this donation, it will go a long way in helping grow our Parent and Toddler Group and enable us to support more visually impaired children.”


Left to right: Robert Cooper, Henshaws’ Regional Director and Fiona Berry, Henshaws’ Children and Families Team Leader receiving a donation from Linda Miles on behalf of The Brian Kennedy Trust.

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