RUN FOR THE DEAF – MARATHON TOUR

From 28 September 2017 to 10 October 2017 a group of 19 runners from the Western Cape in South Africa will be touring Denmark and Sweden. These dedicated athletes will take part in the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon in Odense and the Skogsmaran in Gothenburg, Sweden.The main focus of the group during this tour is to raise funds for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities at the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) in Worcester.

Their beneficiaries include persons with hearing impairment as well as physical, mental or visual disabilities. Services offered by NID are: Private post-school training to Deaf youth through programs aimed at career paths & employability which is demonstrated in our Business Training units. Care provided to multi-disabled adults and elderly Deaf. Integrated Support Services offering support services on campus as well as the broader Deaf community through a systemic, holistic approach that focuses on removing barriers to access and participation as well as supporting sustainable integration into community life.

The athletes have been training hard for months to be fit and ready for the marathons. This is the 5th time that they take part in marathons in Europe to raise funds and awareness for the advantage of these people who are in desperate need of support.

We herewith invite and request you to support this initiative of raising funds by asking you to donate an amount towards this worthy cause.  In doing so, you will directly contribute to the care of these vulnerable people.

This can be done in different ways by using this link provided for a safe donation from anywhere in the world: https://www.givengain.com/cause/1144/campaigns/17741/

OR alternatively by internet banking with the following details:

Account Name:     National Institute for the Deaf

Account Number: 9118452209

Bank:                      ABSA Bank

Swift Code:            ABSAZAJJ     OR      Branch Code:  632 005

Reference:             MT (Name and Surname or Company name)

NID SIGN SUPERSTARS

Entries for NID Sign Superstars 2018 are now open!

NID’s department for Integrated Support Services (ISS) launched this exciting, nationwide competition in September 2016 and the 2017 event was a huge success. The aim of the competition is to promote South African Sign Language – to show its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty.

If you have a passion for South African Sign Language (SASL) and performance art, this competition is for you. With NID Sign Superstars, we try to find the country’s top signer (SASL).The winner will once again walk away with R 15 000! Entries open until 10 January 2018.

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @nidsignsuperstars

telephone 023 342 5555

mail nid.signsuperstars@gmail.com

 

HARDLOOP VIR DOWES / RUN FOR THE DEAF

HARDLOOP VIR DOWES

NID se “Hardloop vir Dowes” projekte het vanjaar weer met ‘n hoogtepunt afgeskop met die tweede Rooi vs Blou wedloop wat op 29 Maart plaasgevind het. Dié 6km wedloop wat in 2016 die eerste keer aangebied is is reeds baie gewild en is anders as enige ander een: Die wenner(s) is nie wie eerste is nie, maar wie van mans of vroue die meeste is wat die wedloop voltooi! Die mans het vanjaar die dames gewys waar Dawid die wortels gegrawe het en is as wenners gekroon. Die opbrengs van die wedloop word aangewend vir die opleiding van Dowe leraars by NID.

Op 15 April het 50 atlete ook weer vanjaar deelgeneem aan die Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon ten bate van NID. Die merkwaardige fondsinsameling-pogings van hierdie atlete het vanjaar R 164 000 bygedra tot die dienste aan Dowes by NID.

Nog ‘n knoop in die oor om te maak is die NID Night Trail Run wat weer vanjaar plaasvind op 24 en 25 November 2017.

Vir meer inligting oor enige van hierdie projekte of om ‘n bydrae te maak, kontak fr.nid@nid.org.za.

RUN FOR THE DEAF

This year, NID’s “Run for the Deaf” projects have kicked off with a bang starting with the second Red vs Blue run that took place on 29 March. This 6km run that was held for the first time in 2016, is already highly popular and is unlike any other: The winners are not those who finish first, but are determined by whether male (Blue) or female (Red) participants finish in the majority!  This year, the gents kicked sand in the face of the ladies and were crowned as champs. The proceeds of the run will go towards Deaf Ministry Training at NID.

On 15 April 50 athletes also took part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon to the benefit of NID. The remarkable efforts in fundraising from these athletes contributed R 164 000 towards services to the Deaf at NID.

An upcoming event date to save is 24 & 25 November 2017, when the NID Night Trail Run takes place again.

For more information on any of these projects or to make a contribution, contact: fr.nid@nid.org.za

 

NIGHT TRAIL RUN

Take on dusk and dawn with this exciting running challenge benefiting persons with hearing loss.

Dusk: Race starts at 19:30 – Friday 24 November 2017. Choose between 12, 8 and 4 km.

Dawn: Race starts at 06:00 – Saturday 25 November 2017. Choose between 22, 12 and 8 km.

Entry fees:
22km = R 220 / 12km = R 120 / 8km = R 80 / 4km = R 40

Donations to NID of R 250 or more get one FREE entry. If you enter both days, your cheapest entry will be half price.

All donations to NID are deductible from tax.

For more information and to enter, email relations.fr@nid.org.za.

135 PROJECT

135 Project – pledge a fundraising project of your choice in support of NID.

The 135 Schools Project involves schools taking on a fundraising project of their choice in support of NID. Projects may vary from a social day, coin laying, hosting a dance or anything easy that could easily slot into the school’s annual programme.

This project is however not limited to school participation. Colleges, universities, service organisations or any type of group can also get involved and donate the funds collected from their project to NID as a special 135-year birthday gift.

For more information, contact pa.deputy@nid.org.za

PLEDGE YOUR BIRTHDAY

Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to rather give a “gift” in support of NID, in celebration of your special day and in celebration of our 135th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

We once received a donation from a new friend of the Deaf on request of one of her friends who celebrated his birthday. He had told his family and friends that he had received enough gifts and blessings over the years, and that the money they would have spent on him for a birthday gift, should rather go to a worthy cause. Special gestures like these are one of the ways that has made it possible for NID to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss for the last 135 years.

Please consider following this example and doing the same. Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to give a “gift” in support of our good cause and in celebration of our 135th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

To pledge your birthday, email pa.deputy@nid.org.za.

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