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Big cake bake raises dough for deaf children

Claire and her daughter Grace, raising some dough for the National Deaf Children’s Society

Claire Frear from Beverley is putting on a Big Cake Bake to raise money and awareness for the National Deaf Children’s Society during Deaf Awareness Week (15 – 21 May).

Claire’s Big Cake Bake will be taking place at Ava Hair, a hair and beauty salon on Maple Drive in Beverley on Saturday 20th May. Claire will be joining hundreds of other amateur bakers from up and down the country in cooking up a storm and selling cakes to their friends, family and colleagues.

As well as raising money for the National Deaf Children’s Society, Claire will also be spreading the word about childhood deafness, and highlighting the support available to the 45,000 deaf children in the UK.

Reflecting on the upcoming Big Cake Bake and why she is doing it, Claire said: “My main drive is for my daughter, Grace, who was born profoundly deaf. She now has cochlear implants and thrives in a normal school setting. “From week two of her diagnosis I’ve known about the National Deaf Children’s Society through our local authority helping us through the difficult and early stages and feel whole heartedly that the Big Cake Bake and money raised will go towards helping other families in the same situation we faced, and raise awareness for the cause too.

Hanna Sturman, managing the event for the National Deaf Children’s Society, commented: “We’re so grateful to Claire for putting on a Big Cake Bake. Most deaf children have hearing families with no experience of deafness, so specialist support is a real lifeline – but 95% of our services are funded by the public, so we can’t do this alone! Every penny raised by the Big Cake Bake will help us to improve the lives of thousands of deaf children and young people across the UK.”

To find out more about Deaf Awareness Week and download the recipes, go to www.ndcs.org.uk/bigcakebake.