Silent Disco | Saturday 9thFebruary 2019 | 8 till late
The Apartment | Cheltenham | GL50 1YE
Welcome to the GDA Silent Disco ticket page!
I'm hosting a silent disco in Cheltenham to cheer up the dullest month in the year and to raise funds for one of my favourite charities.
Tickets cost £10 per person. To buy tickets, click ‘donate’ and pay for the number of tickets you want. Just add the names (or number) of the people you’re buying tickets for, and we’ll add you and them to the guest list. You’re also welcome to just make a donation even if you can’t come! (Please note, you won't be able to add GiftAid for this as you're receiving something in return).
Hang on, what’s a silent disco?
A silent disco is one of my favourite night’s out. When you arrive, you’ll get a set of wireless headphones. Put them on, and you have a choice of channels playing different music. Whether you’re into cheesy wedding tunes, 90s classics, or something more dancy, the DJ is playing your tunes! Take the headphones off, and you can actually enjoy a proper conversation on a night out without any background music (ideal, as it happens, for someone with mild hearing loss).
And what’s GDA?
GDA is a local award-winning charity that provides vital practical and emotional support to people who are deaf or have lost hearing through age or illness. I’ve been involved in this charity for the last three years and have seen the amazing differences it makes every day to people with this invisible disability.
Most of us know someone who has lost their hearing. We see how it makes conversation and connecting with people difficult. People who are born deaf face major obstacles in connecting with wider society. It’s also hard for them to get a good education, appropriate healthcare, and financial and legal services. Deafness and hearing loss affect people’s confidence and social life. It affects their relationships. It makes people more isolated, and all of these things affect people’s mental health.
GDA runs 32 different services and social activities to thousands of deaf and hard of hearing children, young people and adults in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. It helps them connect with services, people and work.
You can check out more about GDA here: www.gda.org.uk.
In 2019 GDA celebrates its 100thbirthday. This silent disco is one of 100 challenges going on to make this GDA’s biggest fundraising year EVER.
Thank you for being part of this, and let’s party like it’s 2019!