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New Year, Fresh Start

Photo: Get going in 2021!

We’re here to help you shake off those 2020 blues, and get 2021 off to a great start!

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, tick something off your bucket list or learn a new skill, you can make 2021 a positive year for deaf children.

Get started by taking a look at our range of brilliant events:

Why do deaf children need my support?

This crisis has turned everyone’s lives upside down. But deaf children are facing challenges that most people won’t have thought of, like:

  • How to communicate with someone who’s wearing a face mask ­– when you need to lip-read to understand, even if you use sign language.

  • How to cope when you need to catch up at school, because online lessons weren’t accessible during lockdown.

  • The heartache of having reduced hearing while you wait much longer to get your hearing aids fixed, and miss out on friendships and fun.

Deaf children are being forgotten at a time when they need support the most, and the impact on their futures could be catastrophic. We need your help today so we can stride into a positive new year for deaf children.

How do I sign up?

  1. Register for the event of your choice.

  2. Plan your challenge and set up your fundraising page.

  3. Take on your challenge and make 2021 your best year yet!

Sign up to one of our events and you’ll receive a free fundraising pack, full of tools to help you get started. You’ll also get clap bangers so your friends and family can cheer you on at whatever you’re doing!

Let's do this! Take the first step and choose your event...

The Big Step Forward - January 2021

Improve your fitness levels by taking on one of our three fundraising walking challenges – 5k, 10k or 50k in a week – and help make sure deaf children don’t get left behind.

You can strike out on your own, walk as a family or with socially distanced friends (please follow local guidelines). Walk to get fit, to keep healthy new year’s resolutions, and to take a step closer to a world without barriers for deaf children.

Registration fee: £5

Minimum sponsorship: £50

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 11 April 2021

One of the UK’s best loved running events, the Royal Parks Half Marathon is the most stunning way to rack up the miles for deaf children! This 13.1 mile closed road route will take you through four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens – as well as landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, the London Eye, the Royal Albert Hall and the Palace of Westminster.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a suitable event for seasoned runners and newbies alike, with beautiful scenery and an exciting and friendly atmosphere. We have a limited number of places for this popular event left, so make sure you sign up now!

Registration fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

The Big Jump – Deaf Awareness Week skydive day – Sunday 9 May 2021

We're looking for extreme adventurers to help create a world without barriers for deaf children this Deaf Awareness Week.

Tick the ultimate item off your bucket list in 2021. Join #TeamNDCS at Nottingham airfield to skydive from 10,000 feet at speeds of up to 120mph! You’ll be joined by your fellow thrill seekers on the day, all jumping to make sure deaf children aren’t left behind. Are you brave enough?

We only have a limited number of places available for this exciting event, so make sure you sign up now!

Registration fee: £70

Minimum sponsorship: £395

London Landmarks Half Marathon – Sunday 23 May 2021

Explore the capital on a route like no other. This quirky half marathon is the alternative way to sightsee your way around the capital, whilst doing something incredible for deaf children.

Take in cultural landmarks and discover the city's hidden secrets on this 13.1 mile route. Starting at Pall Mall and finishing on Downing Street you’ll pass iconic sights including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a great event for seasoned runners and newbies alike, with a route that’ll keep you excited to see the next landmark. We have a limited number of places for this popular event left, so make sure you sign up now!

Registration fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

London Marathon – Sunday 3 October 2021

Tick the world’s most famous running event off your bucket list and do something amazing for deaf children! Take on this once in a lifetime challenge and enjoy the electric atmosphere as you pass the sights of the capital.

Apply now for one of our limited charity places in this sought after event.

Registration fee (if successful): £100

Minimum sponsorship: £2,000


If your New Year’s resolution is to learn a new skill or language, the Fingerspellathon is perfect for you! A fundraising spelling bee with a difference, children and adults alike can learn how to fingerspell the alphabet and get sponsored to spell words correctly. Or you can take on our Fingerspellathon challenge – spelling out supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Not only is it a fun and educational activity to do at home, it’s also a great way to increase deaf awareness and keep children (or yourself!) entertained.

Sign up now to receive your fundraising pack filled with everything you need, including tutorials on how to fingerspell, games and activities for children, and stickers for when you’ve completed your challenge!


Contact us

Our dedicated Fundraising team will support you every step, stride, or sign of the way so you can raise as much as possible for deaf children.

Get in touch for more information on how you can start 2021 off in the right way for deaf children – [email protected].