A yellow jersey worn and autographed by 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre is being auctioned to raise funds for deaf children.
All proceeds from the sale will go to a multi-sports day for young deaf people being organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). It’s due to take place in Walsall, West Midlands, on 10 October.
Sastre, who donated the jersey to NDCS, said: “I’m very proud to help the National Deaf Children’s Society to raise awareness of the obstacles that deaf children face at school and in their everyday 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’s corporate development manager, said: “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. Deafness makes it harder for children to communicate which can be very isolating.”