DEAF CHARITY LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING WALK TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR DEAF PEOPLE
Edinburgh-based charity, Deaf Action, has launched a fundraising event to tackle social isolation in the deaf community.
The Holyrood Stroll will take place on Saturday 18th September 2021, around Holyrood Park and Queens Drive in Edinburgh.
The event gives deaf and hearing communities an opportunity to
connect safely outdoors, in an inclusive and accessible space.
All funds raised at the Holyrood Stroll will go towards sustaining vital
services for deaf people in Scotland, such as mental health &
wellbeing support, befriending and youth clubs, all designed to break
down barriers and combat isolation. 40% of deaf people will
experience mental health struggles at some point in their lives.
Angela McCormack, Senior Fundraiser at Deaf Action said:
“The Holyrood Stroll is a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together to have some fun, connect with nature and
challenge themselves. It’s been a long 18 months, and we want to
encourage people to get together safely whilst raising vital funds for
charity. We have lost revenue due to the pandemic over the past year, but events like the Holyrood Stroll will help us sustain and grow our services which support deaf people across Scotland.”
Like many charities, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Deaf Action’s revenue over the past 18 months, whilst a demand for services increased. This fundraising event gives the charity an opportunity to restart community fundraising efforts and increase funds.
Tickets for the Holyrood Stroll can be booked on Deaf Action’s website, www.deafaction.org/holyroodstroll/