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Weʼre raising £500 to Get Elfed Willoughby to the European Union of the Deaf Youth Camp in Slovakia (21st-29th July 2018)

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Elfed Willoughby has been successful in being selected by the British Deaf Association Youth to participate in the European Union of the Deaf Youth camp in Slovakia this summer.

Elfed is profoundly Deaf, and his first language is British sign language (BSL) . This can be pretty lonely place for him. Experience has shown him he doesn’t belong in his mainstream classes, but where does he belong?

In July this year, Deaf teenagers (aged 13 to 17) from across Europe will come together in Slovakia to explore their identity as deaf people, to build their confidence and self esteem, and to connect with other deaf teenagers from across Europe. They will learn international sign language, explore concepts like solidarity, have a cultural exchange and hopefully make some friends! Four young Deaf people from the Uk have been selected to go - and one of them is Elfed!

This is a fantastic opportunity for Elfed to come of age and to make sense of where he belongs in the world. On his return he plans to share his experience and what he’s learnt with other young Deaf people.

Elfed is now pulling out all the stops to raise the money he needs for this trip. He’s making cakes to sell at school and is organizing a raffle. Any donations you can make towards his fund to get there would be so appreciated!

Any surplus money will be donated to the BDA youth to support other Deaf children.

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    • richard willoughby

      richard willoughby

      Apr 29, 2018

      Have a fabulous time, sounds amazing!

    • john Parks

      john Parks

      Apr 28, 2018

      An amazing opportunity Elfie - Have a fantastic time 🙂love Ria, John, Sophie, Tom and Isobel xxx

    • Robin Willoughby

      Robin Willoughby

      Apr 28, 2018

      Elvie - have fun - Robin & Alice

    • Honesty Willoughby

      Honesty Willoughby

      Apr 28, 2018

      Getting there!


    • Jeff McWhinney

      Jeff McWhinney

      Apr 28, 2018

      Best wishes Elfin for this trip! Hugs from us all the McWhinney family. xx


    • Ruta


      Apr 24, 2018

      Good luck Elfed! It will be a fantastic experience for you :)


    • Bristol Sam

      Bristol Sam

      Apr 24, 2018

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