Support us Fundraise for us Fundraise for us Even during the lockdown, it’s easy to raise money to transform the life of a deaf child. You can have some fun keeping fit and active in the process and we’ve got plenty of ideas and tips to make your fundraising a success! And, excitingly, we can now reveal that AVUK are participating in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge! All you need to do is dream up a challenge based around the number 100, and do it between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May. You could walk 100 laps of your garden just like Captain Tom, swim 100 lengths, read 100 books, say 100 words or sing for 100 minutes. There are no rules (apart from Government guidelines on the roadmap out of lockdown) and it's open to everyone. Do it your way and have fun! If you'd like to discuss supporting AVUK, via the Captain Tom Challenge or for any fundraising idea you have, you can email us at [email protected] for more ideas. If you are planning to fundraise for us, you can set up a donate page on our website. Click here to start collecting donations today. You can also create a fundraiser through Facebook using this link. Raise money through your workplace Callum and his family Your work place can be a brilliant place in which to raise money for AVUK – through a bake sale, a quiz night or ’donate an hour of your salary’ day for example. Read how the Herholdts, whose son Callum graduated from AVUK, raised over £7,000 through their chiropractic clinic in Callum’s Quest. Take on an active challenge Pushing yourself physically whether by running, trekking, skydiving, swimming or cycling, is a great way of raising money for deaf children. If you've already picked your challenge, get in touch so that we can send you a fundraising shirt! If you haven't yet decided to drop us an email or give us a call and we can support you in finding the right challenge to suit you. “Running the London Marathon was one of the best days of my life! Highly recommended for anyone wishing to push themselves to the max and feel like a hero every step of the way! Thanks so much for everyone’s encouragement, donations, well-wishes, support before and on the day! Special thanks to AVUK and my sister for rallying the troops and to everyone that supported on the day – the shouts and high fives really did make a massive difference.” Evelyn, marathon runner We currently have spaces in the legendary London Landmarks Half Marathon 2021 scheduled on 1st August and spaces in the Virtual Virgin London Marathon on 3rd October. Read about Mia's fundraising bike ride Read how Robert and Lorna McMurray took on the West Highland Way in support of two-year-old Grace, who was born profoundly deaf. Support us at your celebration James with his aunt Lucy at Belmont School, North London Many of our generous supporters have chosen to fundraise for Auditory Verbal UK at a celebration in lieu of getting presents. Celebrations have included weddings, birthdays and Christmas. If you are planning to raise money to teach deaf children to listen and talk at your celebration, please let us know so that we can support you. Schools fundraising Wetherby Prep staff and parents, starting their cycle from London to Paris Fundraising at your school is not only a fun way of raising money to support deaf children, but also an excellent way to teach children and young people about hearing loss and disability. We can provide you with information to support potential assemblies and newsletters, as well as posters to raise awareness about your fundraising. For more information visit this page. Getting loud! Eisa and his family celebrating Loud Shirt Day Join us in dressing in your loudest clothes to support deaf children as part of our annual Loud Shirt Day! The day takes place in June each year with schools, work places, celebrities and individuals wearing loud shirts and raising funds for Auditory Verbal UK. For more information about Loud Shirt Day, visit this page. Do your own thing Jess and David Curtis on Everest We love to hear about the new and creative ways our supporters kindly raise funds to support deaf children in learning to listen and talk. If you have an idea that you would like to discuss with our fundraising team please do get in touch! Read how Emily Karran completed a motorcycling trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats to show deaf children “anything is possible”. Contact our fundraising team You can get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 7394 4353.