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Stagetext provides text-based access to live arts and cultural events for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. 

While our work is made possible thanks in part to the financial support we receive from a range of grant-making bodies, we can only continue to develop and broaden our services if we are able to secure additional support from people who recognise and value all that we do.

An estimated 11 million people in the UK (1 in 6 of the population) are deaf or have some degree of hearing loss. Stagetext has been able to provide many thousands of people with the opportunity to engage with the arts, many perhaps for the first time, but there are hundreds of thousands who remain untouched by our work. We have ambitious plans to increase significantly the numbers of people able to engage with captioning and live subtitling services over the years ahead but we need your help to make our ambitions a reality.

Every pound you give goes towards supporting our work to deliver high quality captioning and live subtitling services so that as many people as possible can engage with theatre, the visual arts and museums throughout the UK.

To find out more about the various ways in which you can give to Stagetext, please click through these web pages: Giving to Stagetext and Legacy giving.

Alternatively, you can contact Fiona Anderson to discuss how you might help us.

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After months of training, the Harrison-Hall family have successfully completed the Shakespeare Half Marathon in aid of Stagetext. The half marathon took place on Sunday 7 May 2017 under the gaze of RSC’s Swan Theatre in the picturesque countryside.
Sophy, Isabel and Amelia Harrison-Hall, plus Amelia’s boyfriend Simon Rett all completed the challenging run and raised a whopping £1,111.25 for Stagetext to date. The money donated will go towards Stagetext’s mission in providing equal access to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences.
Isabel said: ‘We all had so much fun. We’ve never done anything like this before so it was great to take on a challenge and run in aid of such a worthy cause.' 
Stagetext’s CEO Melanie Sharpe said:
‘As a registered charity, the funds that Sophy, Isabel, Amelia and Simon raised will support Stagetext in providing equal access for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences across the UK. We’re incredibly grateful and proud that they decided to run for Stagetext and it’s fantastic that they’re shining a light on captioned and subtitled access. We’d like to say a massive thank you to them for their enthusiasm and determination in making this a successful challenge.’
Everyone here at Stagetext would like to say thank you to everyone who kindly donated, we appreciate your support.
We also would like to say a huge thank you to the Harrison-Hall family for their hard work in preparing for the half marathon. We also want to give a big thanks to runner Sophy who unfortunately is now sporting a plaster cast on her left leg after fracturing her fibula during the run. However she continued running and finished the half marathon in just over 2 hours, which is a true testament to her perseverance. 
Although the marathon is over, please feel free to donate if you have not already. Any amount, big or small, is greatly appreciated.
If you’d like to learn more or to donate, you can do so by clicking here to visit their Virgin Money Giving page.
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