'Wear it Loud' for GDA

GDA and Tweedy the Clown are inviting Gloucestershire schools, businesses and clubs to wear their loudest, brightest and most garish clothes for the day to help support services for deaf children, young people and adults.

Dig out your brightest tie, your loudest top or your most colourful trousers and join us on Tuesday 15th October for GDA’s first ever ‘Wear it Loud’ day.

Gifford Circus star, Tweedy, said "Wearing it loud is virtually my middle name, so I am delighted to be taking part in GDA's first ever 'Wear it Loud' day. GDA provides invaluable life-changing services and for deaf people in the county, and I would encourage everyone to get behind the campaign by wearing their loudest and brightest clothes for the day to raise money for this fantastic charity and all the amazing work they are doing to support our local deaf and hard of hearing community."

Deafness is one of the most misunderstood conditions in our society. Most people will assume deafness is simply about not being able to hear when in fact deafness is about the daily struggles a person will have with communication and the heart-breaking effect it can have on their physical and mental wellbeing.

All money raised from 'Wear it Loud' will help fund the wide range of life-changing services and support GDA provides to enable people living with deafness to live confidently and safely - services such as regular children and youth activities, weekly lip-reading classes and hearing aid clinics; one-to-one BSL employment and communication support, plus much more.

No-one deserves to live in a world of isolation and loneliness so by joining us in wearing your brightest clothing on the 15th October, you'll be helping to change the lives of thousands of deaf, hard of hearing and deafened children, young people and adults living in communities.

Download your free ‘Wear it Loud’ fundraising tools below or for more information or to let us know that you'll be taking part, email us at wearitloud@gda.org.uk

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