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Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Young Deaf Children to take part in sports sessions.

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Why?

As you may know that the government is cutting the funding in education for Deaf children by £4 million. That is a huge amount, which could put children’s education at risk. Before I started this youth project I attended lots of different courses such as: Welfare Officer, safeguarding and first aid so I can take my time researching what is missing for the Deaf young people. I am a Qualified Sports Coach with Level 3 football certificate, Level 2 Multi – Sports and many more. I have also arranged a meeting with schools and GFA (Gloucestershire Football Association) to make sure our plan is suitable for everyone involved. Firstly I would like to thank GFA for their funding to be able to help me to support the deaf youth project. I would like to thank Bristol City Deaf Football Club for their support to keep this going. Be aware that there is no Deaf youth team in Bristol and I would like to be the first person to set up a team for the youth. I have done about 7 football sessions in a Deaf school so far and there are roughly about 10-15 players per session. They seem to enjoy it very much by showing their smiling faces, and their eyes light up when they learnt some new skills/drills, which enable to help them to become a better sports person. I would like to keep this going and show Bristol that we have an amazing Deaf youth team here, and we are PROUD to be Deaf. At the moment we don’t have much funding left, so I am trying to get as much funding as possible to help Deaf children to get involved in sports. I also want to support their future opportunities in sport, as I know how hard it can be from my childhood.

Who?

I'm Ben. I've always loved sport but football has always been my passion. Yes I am completely Deaf, but I want to prove to the youth team that nothing can hold you back!! If you want to do something then do it, don't give up.

How am I raising this money?

On August 18th 2018 I am taking part in the Tough Mudder Challenge, it's a 10mile run with 20+ obstacles. Any support you can offer would be much appreciated. Please Sponsor me by donating, any amount would be much appreciated. All money raised will go to support Deaf children to get motivated in sports, as I have covered the cost of entering myself. Can you help them to stay fit, strong and healthy??

Many Thanks for taking your time reading this and the support you have given.

Ben Martin.

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  • Ben Martin2 months ago
    Ben Martin

    Ben Martin

    2 months ago

    I am now starting my training ready for the FULL 10 mile Tough Mudder, there will be photos showing up soon. Thank you!

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Page last updated on: 8/20/2018 6:20 PM

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15

  • Chloe Mitchell

    Chloe Mitchell

    Aug 20, 2018

    Well done Ben what a great challenge! 😊

    £20.00

  • Charlotte Dench

    Charlotte Dench

    Aug 19, 2018

    £5.00

  • Lucy Cook

    Lucy Cook

    Aug 19, 2018

    A pound for every mile. Well done mate!

    £10.00

  • Alice Frape

    Alice Frape

    Aug 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Yasmine Griffin

    Yasmine Griffin

    Aug 17, 2018

    Ben, go smash it!! What your doing is a great thing, deaf awareness needs to happen more! Thanks for all your lessons, look forward to more 💪🏼😍

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 29, 2018

    Have fun and get muddy 😜

    £10.00

  • Daniel Rees

    Daniel Rees

    Jun 29, 2018

    Anything to make you go away.Xx

    £20.00

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