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      Deaf Awareness Week needs YOU 

      It's Deaf Awareness Week from 6–12 May – can you host a fundraising event in your workplace or community?

      Deaf Awareness Week is a great time to hold a fundraising event – big or small – to get your friends, family, colleagues or local community talking about deafness and hearing loss. You'll be raising awareness and vital funds to help break down the barriers that people who are deaf or have hearing loss face in society.

      On here you’ll find ideas and much more to make your fundraiser a success. Whatever you do – whether it’s dressing up in your loudest clothes for a Dress in Decibels day, having a bake sale or taking on the lipreading challenge – it will make a huge difference. See below for top three fundraising tips. Thank you – we couldn’t continue to do our vital work without fundraisers like you!

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      What can you do this Deaf Awareness Week?
      Samantha Baines
      Samantha Baines, Comedian and Ambassador

      Fundraising kit

      Get your free kit with everything you need to make your event run smoothly.

      Posters

      A range of eye-catching posters for you to use to help raise awareness at your event. 

      1. Dress in Decibels

      What better way to draw attention to DAW than by wearing your loudest, flashiest and most flamboyant clothes? Take on the challenge with your friends, colleagues or school to get people talking about deafness and hearing loss. We suggest asking for a £1-5 donation to take part.

      donuts

      2. Donut challenges

      Get planning a Decorate the Donut competition with your friends, family or coworkers: beautify your donuts, judge who among you is the winner, and then sell them to raise funds. If you'd like a go at making your own donuts, try our free donut recipe. 

      Find more donut ideas here

      Lips

      3. Take on the lipreading challenge

      Challenge yourself and those around you to rely on lipreading for an office meeting, lunch break, school lesson or a trip down the pub. Nobody can speak out loud – everybody must lipread.  It'll make you realise the communication difficulties people with hearing loss face – and what you can do to make lipreading easier.

      Download your fundraising kit

      Any questions?

      Get in touch with our Community Fundraising team: email community.fundraising@hearingloss.org.uk