On Saturday 13th May, 24 young people, 6 parents and 6 youth workers will take on Be Gung-Ho, a 5K inflatable obstacle course
Everyone taking part in the challenge has benefitted from the Deaf Action Youth Service
This Youth Service was set up in 2015 and seen lots of young Deaf people and their families benefit. The Youth Service works with young people who are Deaf, deafened, deafblind, hard of hearing and those who are hearing with Deaf parents or siblings. The Youth Service provides a range of clubs for 10-18 year olds, workshops, classes and activities for young people to attend, to try out and make new friends. It helps young people to become more confident, more resilient, improving their own communication and helping them to see that they are not alone
In 2015 there was 140 young people who benefitted from the Youth Service, and got involved with activities such as cooking, baking, swimming, skiing, outdoor based workshops and learning British Sign Language
The funds raised at Be Gung-Ho will go towards providing more activities that support young Deaf people across the East of Scotland - and make sure that no one is left out because they are Deaf
"As well as making new friends, the group allows her to set new goals with events she has not done before. The group has been a lifeline to all of us"
"Deaf Action helps me to feel confident about myself and build stronger relationships with my family, friends and community"
"Meeting other people in similar situations to myself is something that I will always be grateful for because I know that I am not alone"
"I go to a hearing school and I am the only deaf person in my year so yes I sometimes feel like the odd one out but when I go to Deaf Action I am the happiest person on Earth"