Children’s charity nets free tech support

The Access Group is following its support for DEBRA last year with a commitment to supporting the National Deaf Children’s Society in 2020.

Joe Lepper | 8th Jan 20
Access workers Adam and Kayleigh Freeman with their son Henry.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is to receive free tech support after being named as this year’s charity partner for business software firm Access Group

Through the link up the charity will receive free business software advice. In return it will deliver deaf awareness and British Sign Language workshops to the company’s staff.

In addition, staff will be involved in a raft of fundraising activities, including marathon running and football tournaments.

The partnership has been formed after Access staffers Adam and Kayleigh Freeman nominated the charity to be a partner as their young son Henry was born profoundly deaf.

The couple have already started fundraising for the charity with Adam raising £3,600 after completing the London Triathlon last year.

“All of the money raised by The Access Group will help us to transform the lives of deaf children right across the country,” said National Deaf Children’s Society Corporate Partnerships and Major Donor Fundraising Programme Manager Rachel Clark.

“From providing one to one support , being a shoulder to lean on when times are tough, putting on incredible events for deaf young people, to campaigning for change – our support will grow and develop thanks to the wonderful team at The Access Group.” 

£280,000 raised last year

The Access Group raised £280,000 for its 2019 partner, the medical research charity DEBRA.

“I am incredibly proud of our commitment to our Charity of the Year initiative,” said Access Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Bayne.

“The efforts made by everyone at Access in previous years to raise funds and awareness are extraordinary, and I’m sure this year will be even bigger and better. The fact there is such a personal connection within our Access family to the National Deaf Children’s Society will only strengthen our determination.”