DeafCog Relay Ramble
A 5-day Relay Ramble Challenge is to take place from Saturday 30th September to Wednesday 4th October from Brighton & Hove to East Sussex / Kent, organised by DeafCOG to help raise money for the Deaf Community.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, across East Sussex, are living in isolation, struggle to be understood, struggle for access to information daily, in a world where people do not understand what is it like to be deaf or hard of hearing. This often can lead to depression, mental illness and isolation with no peers to talk to.
As part of our Big Lottery Fund, Community Connect Project, DeafCOG wanted to connect in all areas of Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. Connecting people is what our project is all about, to improve Deaf people’s life opportunities, health and well-being. Our aim is to reduce the lack of access that services are providing for deaf people.
Pamela Morgan, Director of DeafCOG – ‘I am thrilled that we are running this event as it will help us ‘join up’ individuals to make our community stronger. Knowing the money that is raised will improve the lives of Deaf people across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex’
Local Deaf Man from Bexhill, Peter – ‘It is like a 2nd home for the Deaf Community. I love all activities and want more!’
Help us publicise our work, raise awareness of the challenges Deaf people face both nationally and in a local context, get fit, socialise, all while raising money to support the valuable work we do.
There are more than 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, or one in six of the population. By 2035, it is estimated that there will be 15.6 million people with hearing loss in the UK – that’s one in five. More than 900,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf.
The event is taking place at
• South Down National Park – Saturday, 30 September 2017
• The Long Man of Wilmington – Sunday, 1 October 2017
• Buxted Park – Monday, 2 October 2017
• Wadhurst – Bewl Water – Tuesday, 3 October 2017
• Northiam – Ewhurst Green – Wednesday, 4 October 2017
You can choose one or more routes or why not do all the routes if you are up for a challenge!
To support DeafCOG’s challenge, please visit www.deafcog.co.uk/relay-ramble
DeafCOG (Deaf Cultural Outreach Group), is a community service provider and an umbrella organisation. We host activities and projects that are of value to the Deaf community. The aim is to promote the Deaf identity positively; to create opportunities; to strengthen the community; and to provide community-led services in British Sign Language and Deaf culture.