Christmas Appeal 2019

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We are raising money to enable us to continue to empower deaf people so that their lives are enriched. Will you support us this Christmas?

The NDS #12DaysOfGiving Christmas appeal begins on Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of charity giving on the 3rd December. Our appeal will run until Saturday 14th December. All the funds raised will go towards our continuing work with Deaf people and their families.

NDS exists to empower deaf people of all ages and backgrounds so that their lives will be better. If we are going to make progress in our vision to see a society in which all Deaf people can participate then we need your help to do it. There are different ways to help: Giving time and talents, sharing our news and telling others about our work or giving generously.

How can you participate?


Saturday 14th December 2019 is our supporter pledge day. You are invited to pledge your support in 2020 – our 130th year!

How can you pledge your support

There are lots of ways you can pledge. We are asking for your commitment to do one or more of the following things over the next year:

  • Apply to become a volunteer. This could include supporting our befriending scheme or helping in our office on a regular basis.
  • Run, volunteer and fund raise for us at this year’s Nottingham 10K (we are a partner charity!)
  • Become an NDS Company Member. Look out for more information on what this means.
  • Promote us on social media through regular liking and sharing our content
  • Organise a fundraiser by completing a challenge or asking people to make a donation on your birthday.
  • Commit to making a regular donation to support our vision
  • Nominate us as your business/workplace charity of the year
  • Plus any other ideas you might have!

How do I make my pledge?

We will inviting people to make their pledge by filling in an online pledge form from Saturday 14th December onwards. We will then contact you in January to remind you of your pledge and provide more information relevant to the commitment you have made.

Make your Pledge Now!



Your donation counts and we are very grateful for it. Please consider either a one off donation during this appeal or a pledge to donate to NDS within the next 12 months.

How to Give:

  • One off or Regular donation through VirginMoneyGiving
  • A regular standing order – please contact for more information.
  • Cash donations to the office
  • Cheques made payable to “NDS”
  • Or contact us if you need help with this!

Whatever the size of your donation it will make a difference to our work, empowering deaf people so that their lives are enriched.