National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is offering free educational fundraising packs to schools and groups across the UK, to educate children about deafness and encourage schools to raise funds for the Charity.
Each free school pack contains fun, interactive and educational activities. These include teaching children to spell their name in British Sign Language, deaf awareness tips, lip-reading games, and instructions on how to sign a whole song.
The pack also includes recipes to bake pup-cakes, a competition to design a hearing dog coat and puppy stickers for young children. There are fundraising ideas for sponsored silent activities to encourage groups to get involved and raise money to train more hearing dog puppies.
A fun, educational video is also available online for teachers and youth group leaders to download which teaches children about deaf awareness, features lots of adorable puppies, and discusses the work of the Charity itself.
‘Let’s Hear It’ aims to educate children about deafness and encourage schools to fundraise for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Schools and groups can get started by ordering a free fundraising pack by post or simply downloading the resources online at www.hearingdogs.org.uk/letshearit
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People receive no government funding and make a lifetime commitment to each partnership. Since 1982, the charity have created nearly 2000 partnerships between hearing dogs and deaf people, and rely solely on the generosity of public donations to continue their life-changing work.