Wiggle, the online cycling shop, has teamed up with the National Deaf Children?s Society (NDCS) to auction a 2008 Tour de France yellow jersey, worn and signed by the winner, Carlos Sastre.
The 10-day long auction starts today (April 15) on eBay’s ‘for charity’ auction site.
All funds raised will go towards a multi-sport day that NDCS will be running for deaf children and young people in Walsall, West Midlands, on October 10.
Carlos Sastre, who donated the yellow jersey to NDCS, said: ?I am very proud to help the NDCS to raise awareness of the obstacles that deaf children face at school and in their every day life.
?Every deaf child has the right to be fully included and valued by society. In this sense, NDCS?s services for and campaigns in aid of deaf children help to make their voices heard.?
Simon Kirby, NDCS Corporate Development Manager, comments:
?We are pleased to have become a charity partner for the auction of Sastre?s yellow jersey and are grateful to Wiggle for supporting our sports day for deaf children and young people in Walsall.
?Access to sports activities is extremely important for deaf children. Many deaf children and young people also find it difficult to participate in out of school activities because they are not set up to provide good communication,? Kirby explained.
Click here to go to the auction.
Above: Sastre’s signed yellow jersey is to be auctioned for charity