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Sense Awards salute charitable work by Harman

Harman was honoured for raising £20,000 towards a refurbished music room at TouchBase South East, supporting deafblind and sensory impaired adults.

Harman was recently recognised for its work as a strategic charity partner at the Sense Awards 2015. Held in London in December, the awards celebrate the achievements of deafblind people and those who support them.

Television presenters Wendy Turner Webster and Julie Peasgood were on hand to recognise the company for raising £20,000 for a refurbished music room at TouchBase South East.

“We have been very proud supporters of Sense and its exceptional work for several years now,” says Jonathan Mangnall, vice president of sales, Harman Enterprise EMEA. “Harman employees across Europe have worked very hard to raise money for this worthy cause and I am proud to accept this commendation on their behalf.”

Nominated in the Art Partnership category, the Harman-funded music suite offers the chance to create and record music in a fully equipped, sound-proofed recording room, and is home to the innovative music and theatrical workshops that take place at the TouchBase South East centre.

There are currently around 250,000 deafblind people in the UK. Sense provides specialist information, advice and services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

“We are extremely grateful to Harman for all it has done this year,” comments Sue Piper, head of corporate, Sense. “It is only with the support of companies like this that we are able to help people with sensory impairments to enjoy meaningful activities that promote the development of life skills and creative expression. This is worthy recognition of a considerable achievement!”

Pictured above (left to right): Julie Peasgood, Jonathan Mangnall and Julie Costa from Harman.