With the help of Deafblind UK, Kettering Town FC hosted ‘deafblind penalties’ during half time at the match against Frome Town.
The charity is celebrating 90 years of Deafblind UK, and to mark this milestone, are asking football clubs to help raise awareness of combined sight and hearing loss by taking part in their Deafblind Penalties initiative.
Deafblindness is a growing issue in the UK, and predictions suggest, that by 2030 there could be as many as 6 million people in the UK who are struggling with combined sight and hearing loss. This could be the biggest growing disability in the UK.
There are currently over 400,000 people in the UK who struggle with the daily challenges of not being able to see or hear. One in twenty people over the age of 70 are deafblind in the UK, and although most people think that this is just a natural part of getting older, the charity are here to help.
Full details of their work can be found on their website: https://deafblind.org.uk