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Join in the BSL Day Celebrations

6 February 2012

BSL Day - 18th March 2012

BSL Day is the BDA’s new national campaign, and celebrates the anniversary of BSL, which was recognised on 18th March 2003.

We want you, the members, to join us in celebrating our beautiful language, participate in our fundraising activities to support the BDA in achieving its two main campaign aims:
- to promote a bi-lingual and bi-cultural education for Deaf children
- to gain legal status for British Sign Language as an indigenous minority language in the UK

There will be a number of activities taking place, including organised Firewalks at 2 locations: Preston and Bristol – are you up for the challenge? Want to overcome your fears and walk barefoot across burning hot embers, while raising money for the BDA?!

There’s also a signathon organised and a new DVD resource is available for schoolchildren, youth clubs and community groups.

Get involved, get a group together and have fun, while celebrating BSL Day and raising money for the BDA.

We’ve also produced some turquoise campaign ribbon badges and we hope to see as many people as possible wearing them with pride throughout March. These can be bought for a donation of £1 or ordered in bulk for schools, deaf clubs and community groups.

For fundraising packs, sponsorship forms, campaign ribbons and more informationplease contact Paul Challinor, BDA Fundraising Officer, email: paulc@bda.org.uk// SMS 07814 386754 // ooVoo: paulcbda

Don’t forget to visit the BSL Day section of our website: www.bda.org.uk/bsl-day  

You can also make a donation by text message to support the BDA’s BSL Day campaign.

Text BSLD12 followed by the amount in pounds you would like to donate and send it to 70070 e.g. BSLD12 (space) £5