Five reasons why raising money for Cued Speech UK is good for you!
It’s that time of year again! Like many of us, you might be feeling like you started January just as stuffed as the turkey that fed you during the Christmas banqueting season; that and all the trimmings, puddings, chocolates, cheeses, beer and… need I go on?
Now is the time to run off the goose fat and fulfil that New Year’s resolution to get fit for summer. Finding the incentive to drag yourself out of a nice warm bed to run down cold wet streets can be tough though, so you’re going to need something to help you maintain your motivation. The aim of raising money for Cued Speech UK will provide you with a focus for your efforts, knowing that you will be supporting our work and making a real difference to the lives of deaf children. Whether you’re planning to take part in your first 5K run, cycle in a 50-mile race, beat your ‘PB’ in a triathlon or even trek to Everest base camp – start 2019 in the most positive way by combining your personal challenge with supporting Cued Speech UK.
If you manage your training responsibly and ensure you’re following recommended exercise programmes, it won’t be long before you’re experiencing a whole host of life enhancing benefits!
One – lose weight
You know this already, right? However, it’s still worth saying that burning off excessive fat and losing weight provides huge benefits to achieving fitness. Fast paced exercise with intervals, like doing circuits, is the best way to burn fat and aerobic exercises, like running, help to improve metabolism.
Two – Slow down aging
Muscles and bones get heathier and stronger the more you use them. In addition, loss of muscle and bone due to natural process is delayed by exercise. Therefore, just by maintaining a fit and active lifestyle you can help circumvent the effects of osteoporosis. Staying active into your old age is achieved by maintaining your active lifestyle now!
Three – Lower blood pressure
Your arteries get just as much of a workout as the rest of your body when you exercise. When you are putting in the miles on your training run or lifting those weights in the gym, your cardiovascular system is keeping up with you and getting a good work-out to ensure your arteries are wide and flexed; exercise actually lowers your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Four – Boost brain power
Indulging in a sedentary lifestyle can put you at risk of dementia, which may be avoided by just taking part in a little exercise every day. Findings from research has shown that people who run or spend a minimum of 25 minutes a day on aerobic exercise can significantly improve their mental skills as they get older, helping them reduce the risk of developing problems with memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language.
Five – Improve mood
Endorphins! Endorphins! Endorphins! If you get it right, who doesn’t feel great after going for a run and releasing all those endorphins into your system, which in turn boost your mood and make you feel really positive. Just what you need to get you through a dark winter’s day in January. It’s a cycle of positivity – putting in a great training session; knowing you are getting stronger and heathier; raising money for Cued Speech UK and feeling brilliant in 2019!
So, you now have five additional reasons to help you raise money for Cued Speech UK, while also achieving your personal goal; all the motivation you need to get out there and take on the challenge of your life and feel great all year!
Pledge your support for Cued Speech UK and tell us about the personal challenge you have chosen to help you raise funds for our work. You can use our contact page on our website to get in touch. We would love to share your achievements.
You can make donations to Cued Speech UK by using our Support Us page on our website
If you have a deaf child or want to learn more about Cued Speech, you can contact Cued Speech UK by phone (01803 712853), you can use our contact page or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cued Speech UK would love to see what you have to say!
The Garfield Weston Foundation
We are delighted to announce that the Garfield Western Foundation have awarded Cued Speech UK a grant of £40,000 towards our core costs over two years.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded charitable grant-making trust which supports a wide range of charitable activities across the UK. Established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, the Foundation has donated over £960 million, becoming one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK. In the last financial year, the Foundation has donated over £62 million. The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston Family takes a highly active and hands-on approach. Over 1900 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.
The Garfield Weston Foundation are celebrating their 60- year anniversary. Find out about some of the special grants, activities and partnerships they have planned during the year here: https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org/
Cued Speech in BBC Spotlight
Cued Speech UK has been featured in this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal, in a heart-warming short film by BBC Spotlight. The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night takes place every year in November and raises money to support projects all over the UK which focus on disadvantaged children and young people.
The film features Megan and Will who have both been successfully brought up in families using Cued Speech. We see Megan taking a riding lesson, where all the instructions are given in Cued Speech and we see Will chatting to his Cued Speech transliterator Bev, who between them provide a fascinating glimpse into the experience of Cued Speech users.
BBC Spotlight is a regional news programme for the South West of England, where this film was originally shown, and you can help both BBC Children in Need and Cued Speech UK by sharing it with your friends and family. Why not post it on your favourite social media profiles and help others to see what Cued Speech is saying!
You can also support BBC Children in Need by visiting their website where you will be able to find out all about their appeals and how to provide donations.
You can also give donations directly to Cued Speech UK by visiting our website and following the instruction on our ‘Support Us’ page. Your donations help directly to support us with our work; helping families with deaf children receive free tuition in Cued speech.
If you have a deaf child or want to learn more about Cued Speech, you can contact Cued Speech UK by phone (01803 712853) or by email (email@example.com). Cued Speech UK would love to see what you have to say!