Example Structure Start by telling your story. What have been the challenges and successes you and your deaf children have faced? At what cost have they come? For example, mentally, financially, practically. If you are a professional who works with deaf children, explain your background. . Explain that Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity that wants all deaf babies and children to have the opportunity to listen and speak as equals alongside their hearing peers. If you wish to quote our mission statement, you could include: “We work to increase awareness, understanding and access to Auditory Verbal therapy by providing services directly to families and sharing our expertise with health and education professions so that many more families can access Auditory Verbal therapy close to where they live”. If you’re writing via email, you could link them to the Our Mission and Values page on our website here- https://www.avuk.org/our-mission-and-values . Describe the role Auditory Verbal UK had in supporting you and/or your family. What was your experience of AVUK? What was your relationship with those who work for AVUK like? . How do you think Auditory Verbal UK has helped your family, and what do you think your experience would have been like if you hadn’t discovered Auditory Verbal therapy? . State how your MP can help us to ensure that all those who want a listening and spoken language outcome for their deaf children can access Auditory Verbal therapy close to where they live. For example, by standing up for the unlimited potential for what deaf children can achieve.