Deaf World Cup

Send England Deaf Women’s Team To The World Cup

Political commentator, nemesis of Farage (and other racists), Essex Boy and all round good guy, Simon Harris put this on my Twitter feed this week. What a great appeal this is! Many of you will know that I am functionally deaf so it is very close to my heart (…or ears!)   

Deaf Sports and Football Foundation (DSFF) are currently raising funds to send the England Deaf Women’s Football Team to the Deaf World Football Championships 2023.

Currently, the squad are self-funded and are in need of funds to enable the squad to attend the tournament. Simon is organising this fundraiser on behalf of DEAF SPORTS & FOOTBALL FOUNDATION. This is why it’s so important to share this, donate if you can (here), and DON’T FORGET TO ADD GIFT AID FOR A 25% BOOST!

DSFF and Great Britain Deaf Football are providing support, however to enable this to happen, 50% must be raised by the end of June or the squad cannot go.

Money raised will be spent in the following ways:

– To support their preparations for the World Deaf Football Championships 2023 in Malaysia with training camps in the build up to the competition.

– To help cover the costs for the team to represent England at the World Deaf Football Championships 2023 e.g. flights, hotel, physiotherapy.

*Please note – if sufficient funds are not raised and the squad cannot go, money raised will be used to develop the deaf female football team in preparation for the European Deaf Championships 2024*

All money raised from this appeal will be paid directly to DSFF. With all the money floating around in the Premier League and the talk of Sam Allardyce on £2 MILLION to keep Leeds in the top flight, Saka on £300,000 per week it seems obscene that these heroes need to self- fund. It reminded me of the Blind World Cup in 2010 that I was very happy to support. No Wembley or Olympic Stadium but a 6th Form College in Hereford!

Please see if you can help Simon Harris raise the £50,000 needed. As you can see, you will be in good company!

For full details, click here

Steven Gerrard £5k donation

Gary Neville £5k donation

Gary Lineker £1k donation

The image shows the team at the last World Championships when they competed as Great Britain. For 2023, the home nations are taking part individually. 


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