National Deaf Children’s Society and the Outlaw Challenge
Hydroblast – the Hydrodemolition experts based in North Yorkshire are proud to be sponsoring a competitor in the Outlaw Challenge for the NDCS. The NDCS is the National Deaf Children’s Society – a charity that is designed to help make the world a better and more accessible place for deaf children and young people up to the age of 25 and in turn help them to lead a normal life.
The National Deaf Children’s Society was founded in 1944 as the Society of St. John of Beverley, and then in 1945 renamed The Deaf Children’s Society. The 1950’s saw it being renamed The National Deaf Children’s Society and in 2002 there was the merger of NDCS and Friends for Young Deaf People, resulting in the creation of the NDCS youth wing.
There are over 45,000 deaf children living in the UK, statistics suggest that four babies a day are born deaf. A majority of these are born to parents who can hear and have no experience of communicating with a deaf person. Alongside this, deaf children do less well at GCSE and A Level and can also face isolation as a large percentage of schools don’t h
ave provisions to help deaf students.
Hydroblast aren’t just focused on our clients, we like to help give back to the community, and felt that giving our sponsorship to our friend Thom Dobson’s competitive gear was an important thing to do especially as he is doing it to help children like his nephew Ryan.
What is the Outlaw Challenge?
The Outlaw Challenge is a grueling triathlon style event featuring a 2.4 mile swim,112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run. This is designed to test the fitness of the competitor and push them to their limits. Thom will have to put in the hours in terms of training in order to battle through these tasks!
1450 people take part in this event and of those, six men have completed it every year since the Outlaw was launched in 2010 and are aiming for a seventh year! Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre hosts the Outlaw on 24 July 2016. As long as you can cover the distance in 17 hours or less, you will become an Outlaw.
As Thom is doing this for the NDCS he has set up a just giving page so that he can help this great charity by competing and finishing this year’s outlaw challenge.
What do Hydroblast do?
Hydroblast are the leading Hydrodemolition Experts, helping use the power of water jetting for a whole range of projects large or small. We are committed to making a difference both to our clients and the community which is why we are proud sponsors of this cause!
In case you missed it, the link to Thom’s Just Giving Page is here! Please help share this important cause!