Deafblind Awareness Week

Two people walking on a footpath, one with a red and white cane

Get outdoors for Deafblind Awareness Week 2019!

24th - 30th June 2019 

Why? Because it’s good for us – especially for those with deafblindness. Fresh air and gentle exercise can help us to reduce stress and anxiety, sharpen short-term memory and concentrate better. At times, the everyday challenges of deafblindness can leave you feeling a little low. So, let’s get out and about to feel great again!

What can I do for Deafblind Awareness Week?

Make an effort to get out and about this week. Don’t forget to tell everyone that you’re supporting Deafblind Awareness Week – why not take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #DeafblindAwarenessWeek.

You could also ask friends and family to sponsor you and raise some money for Deafblind UK at the same time! Don’t forget to ask us for a sponsorship form and a collection pot.
Here are some ideas of things to do outdoors:

  • Go for a walk in your local park
  • Have a picnic
  • Do some gardening
  • Visit the beach
  • Go fruit picking
  • Go birdwatching
  • Hold a garden party
  • Go camping

If you’re feeling more adventurous then take part in our tandem skydive, Wing Walk or The Great East Swim?


Saturday 22nd June

Deafblind UK’s Chairman, Bob Nolan will do the Great East Swim at Alton Water, Suffolk.

Sunday 23rd June

Deafblind UK member, Raji will take on a tandem skydive at Peterborough’s Sibson airfield.

Monday 24th June

Join us for a Deafblind Awareness Walk starting at Llandudno Promenade - everyone welcome!

Tuesday 25th June

Join our sensory planting session using scented flowers and herbs to create delightful displays! Cerebral Palsy Midlands 17 Victoria Rd, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0AQ. 10.00 - 13.00

Our team will be holding a professional's deafblind awareness event at Forum Central, Leeds between 10.30 and 13.00.

Deafblind UK member, Mark will be entertaining commuters by playing the Elton John piano at St Pancras station, London between 16.00 - 18.00!

Wednesday 26th June

Join us for a walk through Cardiff’s parks, starting in Sophia Gardens and then walking through Bute Park, Pontcanna Fields and Llandaff Fields. 10:00 - 16:00.

Thursday 27th June

Deafblind UK member's will enjoy an outings to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and Trentham Gardens in Stoke, followed picnics in local parks!

Friday 28th June

Come along to the Low Vision and Hearing Loss Day at Deafblind UK, Cygnet Road, Peterborough PE7 8FD. 10.30 – 15.30.

Deafblind UK members will enjoy a picnic in Olympic Park  London.

Join us in Llandudno for a Ukulele Band concert (details to follow)

Our team will be out and about in Coleraine town centre letting shoppers experience what it is like to be deafblind.

Saturday 29th June

Deafblind UK members will enjoy a tea party at Read House Club, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

Sunday 30th June

Come along to 'Owls in the Park' with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Park, Parkside Rd, Sheffield S6 2AB and have a go at taking a deafblind penalty!

Information stands

The Deafblind UK team will be out and about to answer your questions about sight and hearing loss, at the following locations:

Monday 24th June

Manchester – Sale West Community Centre - 10.00 - 15.00
Wrexham - Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Northern Ireland - Ballymeana Health Centre – 10.00 – 13.00
South Wales - Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital (audiology department) - 10.00 - 16.00

Northern Ireland - Ballymoney Health Centre - 11.00 - 14.00

Tuesday 25th June

Bolton – Royal Bolton Hospital (audiology department)
North Wales – St Asaph Cathedral
Cardiff – Blue Diamond Garden Centre, Cardiff - 10.00 – 16.00

Wednesday 26th June

London – Sight Action Havering Information Day (Salvation Army, Romford RM1 1JJ) - 10.00 – 15.00
Manchester – Bury Town Hall recruitment day
Shrewsbury – RNIB Connect event - 10.00 – 13.00

Northern Ireland - Dobbies Lisburn - 11.00 - 15.00

Thursday 27th June

North Wales - Glan Clwyd Hospital
South Wales - Royal Glamorgan Hospital (audiology department) - 10.00 - 16.00

Northern Ireland - Ulster Museum, Belfast - 13.00 - 16.30

Friday 28th June

Newport - Tredegar House (Pencarn Way, Newport, NP10 8YW) - 10:00 until 16:00

Northern Ireland - Shankhill Well Being Centre, Belfast (BT13 1PD) - 10.30 - 14.00

Rotherham - Rotherham Hospital - 10.00 - 15.00

Sunday 30th June 

Peterborough - Deeping Carnival, Market Deeping