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Launch of the #BigNESSPicnic

The BIG picnic Square logo

HarNESS the Summer weather, enjoy coming together with family and friends and host your Big NESS Picnic anytime during August & September!

 Embrace the lushNESS of the garden, spaciousNESS of being outside and the healthiNESS of fresh air!

 Enjoy some tasty treats, add some fruitiNESS, sweetNESS and savouriNESS to your gathering!

 Show your willingNESS to support the work of North East Sensory Services, helping people of all ages who are blind and/or deaf, to face their challenges, overcome them and live life as independent as possible.

 Add further thoughtfulNESS to your gathering, with some fundraising, here are some suggestions:

  • Ask your guests to donate £1/head
  • Host a Game of Bingo
  • Have a Raffle – everyone loves the chance of winning a prize!
  • Set out a fun blind-fold Sensory Treasure Trail for the children around the garden.
  • Get the adults involved with the sensory awareness activities with a blind taste test.

 Enjoy the fun and togetherNESS!

 To Register your picnic head to: and donate £10

 We would love to see some pictures of your picnic and gatherings.  Using #bigNESSpicnic please post on facebook and remember to tag @northeastsensoryservices

 Please ensure that you protect yourself and others while having fun, by following current Scottish Government guidelines for outdoor gatherings, available here: