Around 23,000 children are born profoundly deaf every year. With your help we can ensure that deaf children benefit from the latest hearing technology and receive the support they need to get the very most out of life.
We’ve put together some fundraising ideas that will help pupils gain an understanding of what it is like to be deaf, whilst helping to make a real difference for children with hearing loss.
For more information and ideas, please contact us on 0207 164 2292 or email email@example.com.
Read my hands – Pupils learn finger-spelling and could be sponsored for learning certain words.
Read my lips – Pupils learn how to communicate to each other through lip-reading and could be sponsored for each full sentence they understand.
Sponsored silence – For every minute the pupils are silent, £1 is put in a collection tin. A favourite with teachers!
For more ideas, download our Fundraising Pack.
Want the Bionic Ear Show to visit your school?
The Bionic Ear Show is an educational, fun and interactive show that promotes safe listening. Funded by BUPA and the Big Lottery Fund, we travel the length and breadth of the UK to bring the show to schools as far north as the Shetland Islands.
Linked to the school curriculum, the show tells the story of sound as it travels through the ear to the brain, what happens in different parts of the hearing system, how each part of the system can fail or “break down”, such as when the ear is damaged by noise.
Since 2007, the show has been seen by nearly 70,000 children and adults and 95% of teachers would recommend the show. As a result of our strong educational message of protecting your hearing, 98% of school children said they would turn down their MP3 players after seeing the show.
“The show was informative, interactive and engaging. I have not been looking after my ears properly. I am now going to turn my mp3 player down and carry a pair of ear plugs with me wherever I go.” – Year 11 student.
“A delightful mixture of fun and laugher with scientific information and thoughtful elements. The children were involved with the show and amazed by some of the areas of the show.” –Primary school teacher.