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JB Leitch Helps Henshaw’s Get the Festive Party Started

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This Christmas, JB Leitch are proud to once again support Henshaw’s Society for Blind People by sponsoring the Christmas party for over 50 children with sight loss in Liverpool.

With a party featuring disco, karaoke and hot buffet food and a visit from Santa, there’s going to be lots to enjoy as well as celebrating the achievements of the children and young people throughout the year. Thanks to the support of JB Leitch Solicitors, Henshaws is supporting children and young people with visual impairment to build their confidence, learn crucial life skills and, importantly, enjoy their childhood. From structured courses to social activities in the school holidays, Henshaw’s are there to meet children’s needs and give them as strong a start in life as possible.

Sight loss can be truly frightening for both children and their families; not only can it be difficult for children to understand and express the problems they are experiencing, but uncertainty around the future and how best to support their children can also have a significant impact on family members. Visual impairment can have a negative impact on children’s social skills, confidence and independence. Consequently, it can be more difficult to make friends, meaning children with visual impairment can find themselves left out of social activities that children without sight loss take for granted. Without intervention, these problems can worsen over time, compounding the disadvantages they will go on to face in their adult life.

Jonathan Leitch adds: “Events such as the Christmas party go a long way to promoting social inclusion, building confidence as well as bringing a richly deserved festive treat to the children, their families and carers. We’re delighted that our support means this can continue”.

Helen Rowe, Henshaw’s Relationships Manager continues:

“We really appreciate the support and generosity of the firm over the last few years. The Christmas party and activities planned for December are always a highlight and the families and parents love being part of the celebrations”

To all the children, their families, carers and helpers – we wish you a very happy Christmas.

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