Scopes4SEN are a fantastic charity that donates telescopes to organisations that support children with special educational needs or disabilities and vulnerable young adults. It was founded by Patrick Poitevin and his late wife Joanne and has distributed over 1100 telescopes as of March 2021, often with accompanying materials and accessories.
The charity accepts and is very appreciative to receive financial donations, telescopes that they refurbish before sending on, and educational materials relating to astronomy. It’s a very worthwhile cause and worthy of your support.
Scopes4SEN have put together this great leaflet about their charity. You can also visit the Scopes4SEN official website for more information regarding donations and contact information.
If you know of a family or organisation that might benefit from receiving a telescope then please do ask them to complete the below form. Note that requests must come from the recipient and not from nominees. Upon submitting the form the details are sent directly to Patrick at Scopes4SEN.