// Wednesday 3 Aug 2011
The newly crowned UK National Trick Ladder Divisional Yo-Yo champion will be showcasing his winning spinning this weekend in support of Earsay (Jersey Society for Deaf Children & Young Adults) at Airtel Vodaphone’s Seaside Festival.
Braden Holmes, from Sheffield, is only 10 years old and beat Yo-Yo masters three times his senior to win the British YoYo Association title at the beginning of July 2011.
Later this month Braden will travel to Florida to compete for the world title against yo-yo fanatics from across the globe!
Whilst in Jersey, Braden will be drumming up interest at the Seaside Festival for Earsay by showcasing his ability to the crowds of thousands expected at Harve des Pas.
Earsay Chairman; Mark Burby commented,
“It’s great to be able to invite Braden to the Seaside Festival. Braden’s talent will provide an opportunity for us to interact with the public and communicate our cause. The fact that his young age has not held him back from winning the UK title rings true to how we approach hearing impairment – it shouldn’t be an issue.”
Earsay is a Jersey registered charity set up to promote opportunity and a sense of pride through support to Jersey’s hearing impaired children, young adults and their families.
Hearing impairment can be experienced in a number of ways, and Earsay hope that through their committee's support and organised events that they can provide all the information and support required to build a knowledgeable understanding within a friendly environment.
Children and young adults with a hearing impairment may find it much more difficult to learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions, and other aspects of verbal communication which in turn reduces their confidence and self esteem. Earsay believe that this shouldn’t be the case.
Impaired hearing can be anything from ear infections and surfers ear through to profound deafness.
If you, a family member or a friend have any form of hearing impairment or you’re interested in Earsay’s work, visit their new website and get down to the Seaside Festival this weekend!