New projects benefit deafblind people across England and Wales

Two new DBUK projects, ‘The World at their Fingertips and ‘At a touch’ have been kindly funded by the Awards for All Big Lottery fund to benefit a wide range of deafblind people across England and Wales. The projects offer a new arm to our existing ‘Connecting Lives’ programme enabling us to reach a higher … Read more

Charlotte training for the marathon in New York

Meet our London Marathon runners – Charlotte

On 22nd April, five runners will take on the ultimate challenge to raise money for Deafblind UK…the Virgin London Marathon. We spoke to Marketing Executive Charlotte from Peterborough about her motivations and fundraising plans… What do you enjoy doing away from work? “Apart from running, I love socialising with friends, spending quality time with my … Read more

David Wait

Meet our London Marathon runners – David

On 22nd April, five runners will take on the ultimate challenge to raise money for Deafblind UK…the Virgin London Marathon. We spoke to Shopping Centre Manager, David about why he’s running for Deafblind UK. Have you run a marathon before? “No!” What made you want to run the London Marathon? “It’s something I’ve always wanted … Read more

Dorothy making cards

Deafblind Cymru supports Dorothy to continue her love of crafts

Dorothy from North Wales has been living with age-related deafblindness for a number of years. She explained: “My eyesight deteriorated through glaucoma and my hearing has become awful just by getting older. I can’t hear the clock in the hall even though my son says it’s loud enough!” Dorothy, who is now aged 96, lives … Read more

Marathon runner Katie in Deafblind UK tshirt

Meet our London Marathon runners – Katie

On 22nd April, five runners will take on the ultimate challenge to raise money for Deafblind UK…the Virgin London Marathon. We spoke to Freelance Journalist Katie from York about her motivations and fundraising plans… Have you run a marathon before and if so, how many? “One, I ran the York Marathon in October 2017. I … Read more

Roger pruning the bushes

Deafblind UK empowers Roger to join in his local community

Roger from Wolverhampton has been a keen gardener for many years and recently decided he would like to have more involvement in his local community. He has a small garden where he loves to grow potatoes, but this wasn’t enough for Roger. He believed he could make a difference to other people; either by growing … Read more

Fran and her fishing coach

Deafblind Cymru supports Fran to pursue her love of fishing

Fran thought she’d never be able to fish again when she lost her sight. But Fran was lured back in with some help from Deafblind Cymru. Fran, 56, recalls the time she caught a 14-pound fish: “I was so excited. It was a fight between me and the fish! I felt victorious and was very … Read more

Naidex

Come and hear us talk at Naidex 2018

‘A rich tapestry – wellbeing for people who are deafblind’ Once again we will be speaking at the ever popular ‘Naidex’ event at the NEC Birmingham on 25th and 26th April 2018. Our very own Graham Nolan will be exploring wellbeing for people who are deafbind. During the session, Graham will help us to understand … Read more

Theresa fundraising for Deafblind UK at a challenge event

Make 2018 your year!

Whether you want to get fit, achieve a lifetime ambition or just have fun, do it for Deafblind UK and raise money to support people with combined sight and hearing loss. Feeling energetic? Here’s what’s going on in 2018… March 11th – Monster Duathlon, Ely 18th – Reading Half Marathon 24th – Inflatable 5km Obstacle … Read more