Here is a link to a great video from The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety working in conjunction with Deafblind Scotland. The video aims to Teach you the Law regarding self-defence, Reasonable Use of Force and Safe Practical Self Defence Skills. Hopefully this will increase your self confidence and decrease any anxiety you may have, and any fear you may have about being attacked.
Deafblind Awareness Week 2020 – Dare to Dream
This year we are pulling out all the stops and celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week in a very unique way! The last couple of months have taught us to appreciate all we have and to think about others, #BeKind. Our focus this year is Dare To Dream. We want you to get involved and take up a new challenge – it’s your dream so you do what would make you happy #DareToDream.
Deafblind Scotland Ambassador, Gordon Smith will be launching our week long programme of activities for Deafblind Awareness week. People of all ages and abilities can get involved, so choose at least one challenge and support Deafblind Scotland in 2020! #DareToDream
The 7 for 7 challenge – set yourself the challenge of completing 7 activities in 7 days, sign up here. Whether you choose to walk, run or cycle, make Deafblind Awareness Week the week you will commit to completing 7 activities. Simply track your activities on your fitness tracker, or email us details of your acitivities and we will award you with a Deafblind Scotland pin badge, and a certificate to thank you for your achievements.
Red and White Week – Red and white are the colours of Deafblind Scotland. These are the colours on the cane which show that a person is deaf and blind. We would like to see you celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week by dressing in red and white. Please send your photos to our Facebook page @dbScotland and let’s celebrate great achievements and spread the word about Deafblind Scotland!
Deafblind Scotland Blindfolded Bake Off – We’ve all had lots of weeks perfecting our baking skills, so now is the time to test your skills by signing up for the Deafblind Scotland Blindfolded Bake-Off. All that’s required is a good sense of fun, and a blindfold! Create your best cake, we’ve found tray bakes or cookies to be best, perhaps even in our red and white colours, and submit your photos to our social media pages @dbscotland. A winner will be picked by Deafblind Scotland’s Chief Executive Isabella Goldie, and two of Deafblind Scotland’s cooking class students. You could even sell your fabulous bakes to raise money for Deafblind Scotland!
Dust off your football skills with our toilet roll Keepy-Uppy Challenge – Grab yourself a toilet roll and get practising and see if you can be the champion at this task. Can you keep up or even beat our attempts, it won’t be difficult? We look forward to seeing who will hold the toilet roll crown!
And more exciting announcements to come! Get your thinking caps on – what will be your challenge?
We will be featuring deafblind people’s achievements and showing how they are winning during the lockdown. Deafblind Scotland member and Board Member, Issy has been learning to play the flute and has recently passed her grade 6 music exam. She is now studying for grade 7 and her dream is to achieve grade 8 – dare to dream and you will achieve the unimaginable! Since the lockdown, Issy has also taken up gardening and has conquered another of her dreams, a beautiful gardening plot where she can work, relax and enjoy her free time. Be inspired and make your dreams come true #DareToDream.