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19 MayNational Deaf Children’s Society Big Cake Bake

Mark Deaf Awareness Week by joining our Big Cake Bake to raise money and awareness to help deaf children.

Deaf Awareness Week 2017 cake bake

You can hold a bake sale in your home or workplace, a church hall or community centre, or the function room of a local pub. It doesn’t matter how small or large your event, every donation helps us provide a lifeline to deaf children, young people and their families.

Browse our recipes page to find some sensational celebrity recipes, including wonderful white chocolate blondies from Gordon Ramsey, a luscious lemon cake from Joanna Lumley or the Hairy Bikers’ heavenly tropical concoction.

All of the sweet treats are easy to make and can be sold at Big Cake Bake fundraising events in Deaf Awareness Week and throughout the summer.  Find out everything you need to know about organising your own Big Cake Bake here:   More information

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18 MayMedia Planet UK Launches Ear Nose Throat Campaign

For Deaf Awareness Week Media Planet UK have launched today the campaign.

EastEnders’ Rita Simons shared her daughter’s deafness story which is in today’s guardian and now online  Read motivating insight from thought leaders and learn more about the wide range of conditions that affect everyone from newborns to the elderly.


18 MayDeafness Doesn’t Have to be Lonely Campaign

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

During Deaf Awareness Week Hearing Dogs for Deaf people are highlighting the enormously positive impact that hearing dogs have on the mental well-being of their deaf recipients, meaning deafness isn’t such a lonely experience in  our Deafness Doesn’t Have to be Lonely campaign.

16 MayAction on Hearing Loss

This year, we’re looking at how small changes can have a big impact on people who are deaf or have hearing loss, in those areas of everyday life that matter to us all:

HomeFriends and family
The workplace
Accessing services

General communication

People will be sharing their real experiences, and we will provide helpful tips that can be shared with friends, family and colleagues, and staff in bars, restaurants, shops and other public buildings, to encourage them to become more deaf aware.

Share your stories and tips !

Our goal is a truly deaf-aware society. The more that people understand about the small changes that can have a big impact every day on people who are deaf or have hearing loss, the closer we get to achieving that.

So please share your advice and stories on our social media based on your personal experiences of the friends and family, colleagues and bosses, waiting and bar staff, shop assistants and others who already understand that small changes have a big impact.

Look out for daily posts here and on social media:

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Today’s tips

15 MayThe Vamps support Deaf Awareness Week


The Vamps have launched a brand new video today ‘Middle of the Night’ at the start of Deaf Awareness Week, which the band are supporting.

The video sees a young couple struggling to communicate and features deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and during the video, some of the song lyrics are communicated through sign language.

Check out the video……

In further support, one of the band members, James McVey posted this clip on Instagram today…..