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Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014


In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]

Deaf News: NDCS says audiology services are failing deaf children in England

September 29, 2014


The shocking state of England’s children’s audiology services is revealed in a report published today. 1000 parents were consulted for Listen Up!, a report by the National Deaf Children’s Society, that highlights a number of failings, ranging from children being fitted with hearing aids that do not work, to audiologists misdiagnosing deaf children. 79% of […]

Fraser Gunn: What it was like to be a batonbearer for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games!

June 27, 2014


Back in March, I received an email from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ organisers telling me that I had been chosen to be a batonbearer. I was delighted, as – although I knew I had been nominated by the National Deaf Children Society (NDCS) – it was still a big surprise when the email came […]

Deaf teenager to carry Queen’s Baton this Sunday as part of countdown to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

June 11, 2014


A deaf teenager from Linlithgow has been selected to be a batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday 15 June in his home town, as part of the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fraser Gunn, 19, is profoundly deaf and has been nominated as a result of his volunteer work with the […]

Deaf News: Deaf teenager wins prestigious award then donates £500 prize to deaf kids charity

April 17, 2014


A deaf teenager from The Wirral has won a prestigious award for her work in raising awareness and campaigning for deaf children and then donated her £500 to charity. Bethany Eason, aged 16 and a cochlear implant user, was nominated by her Head Teacher for the Rotary Club Young Citizen Award because he was impressed […]

Ian Noon: The biggest shake-up to deaf education in a generation. This is how we influenced it

March 19, 2014


This article was originally published on the NDCS Campaigns Blog Last Thursday was a big day – Her Majesty decided to give her “royal assent” to the Children and Families Bill, thus turning it into the ‘Children’s and Families Act’. This Act sets out a whole new range of laws on special educational needs (SEN). […]

Deaf News: Children’s debate on BBC Parliament today WILL be subtitled

October 17, 2013


Today’s debate about cuts to services for deaf children will be subtitled live on BBC Parliament, a BBC source confirmed last night. Ordinarily, only a few hours of Parliamentary debate every day or the big debates are subtitled but the kids debate today is going to be an exception to the norm and, I am […]