We're glad you agree with our vision to make theatre accessible for deaf and hearing audiences alike. Whether your strength is swimming, baking, or long distance walking, there are so many ways you can raise money for Deafinitely Theatre. Here is some inspiration.

Emily is hearing and joined Deafinitely Youth Theatre last year. This was her introduction to the deaf community, having never met a deaf person before. Emily performed in the youth production 'You' at Stratford Circus Arts Centre in 2017 and was so inspired by her experience and the friends she made, she decided to fundraise for Deafinitely Theatre by doing a sponsored swim. By working with Deafinitely, she has learnt deaf awareness and is now learning sign language.

Emily's Story

"On the 9th July I swam a mile in the Thames to raise money for Deafinitely Theatre. I decided to do the swim because I have been lucky enough to be a part of Deafinitely Youth Theatre since November last year. The work they do is just incredible and I have made so many new friends and had so many amazing opportunities! The use of BSL (British Sign Language) and English is what makes Deafinitely Theatre so special and accessible. Being hearing, I have been able to get an insight into how powerful deaf acting is, as well as meeting lots of lovely new people. The work that Deafinitely do is outstanding, creating accessible productions for deaf and hearing actors to star in, and audiences to watch, crucial to both the deaf community and theatre on the whole!"

Other ideas

There are plenty of other ways to fundraise that don't involve a swimsuit and snorkel! Here are a few ideas 

  • Sponsored Bake-athon 
  • Book Sale
  • Cake Sale
  • Charity Car Wash
  • sponsored bike ride
  • Sponsored walk/run
  • Raffle
  • Bingo
  • sponsored obstacle course
  • Shave your head or dye your hair an interesting colour
  • Sponsored bungee jump/ sky dive/ abseiling

The options are endless! Don't forget to let us know if you are planning a fundraising event so we can support you and cheer you on.