Throughout June, we will be fundraising for Deafblind UK, with our monthly charity yarn.
We have named the exclusive limited edition yarn, ‘Deafblind Awareness‘, as Deafblind Awareness Week also takes place in June.
Deafblindness is the loss of sight and hearing to the point where your communication, mobility and ability to access information are impacted. This includes ‘progressive’ sight and hearing loss; where your sight and hearing may deteriorate over a period of time. Deafblindness is often also referred to as ‘dual sensory loss’ or ‘dual sensory impairment’.
It is estimated that there are nearly 400,000 deafblind people in the UK. This is expected to increase to over 600,000 by 2030 due to our ageing population. Deafblindness affects people of all ages, including children and young people, but it is more common in older people as our sight and hearing naturally worsen as we get older.
Our charity yarn, a 100% British Bluefaced Leicester DK, will be available to purchase throughout June and £3 of every skein sold will go to Deafblind UK, an organisation that supports people with deafblindness.