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One week left to vote for GDA

Just ONE week left to vote for GDA in the Lloyds TSB Community Fund
We have been overwhelmed with the support we've received so far from GDA members, the public and local businesses towards our involvement in the Lloyds TSB Community Fund competition. At the half way point GDA is lying in second place in the race to win the £3,000 top prize so we are still calling on our wonderful supporters to lend a hand in helping to get us to first place. 

Any money GDA receives from the Fund will assist with the running costs of the lip-reading classes GDA hosts across Gloucestershire.

Deafness is an invisible disability but its impact on a person’s ability to communicate can be devastating. Most of us rely on the telephone to stay in touch with loved ones; we may chat to our neighbours or local shopkeepers; we rely on being able to follow the discussion when we consult our GP. Without any of this, or the ability to enjoy TV or radio for company, deafness can easily be defined by isolation and loneliness.
Lip-reading is an essential life skill for anyone living with hearing loss. Cutbacks in 2011 forced the withdrawal of public funding for lip-reading services, since then Gloucestershire Deaf Association has been fundraising to host lip-reading classes across Gloucestershire. Funding from Lloyds will ensure the future of our classes for many more people to benefit from.
Voting couldn't be simpler. Cast your vote by:
  • Tweeting #COMMFUND JCK on Twitter
  • Texting VOTE JCK to 61119
  • Online by clicking here
  • Or by visiting the Lloyds TSB Gloucester branch
DON'T FORGET YOU CAN VOTE THREE TIMES; once online, once by tweeting and with one text.

GDA would like to thank everyone who has so far voted for us, your support is invaluable and very much appreciated. Please do continue to help us by encouraging family and friends to also vote for GDA to ensure we can reach that top prize.
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