The Elizabeth Foundation is one of the charities to benefit from Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Victorious Festival has selected The Elizabeth Foundation as a supported charity
One of the biggest events to be held in Portsmouth each year, Victorious 2018 attracted crowds of 120,000-plus people when it took place on Southsea Common, Portsmouth, from 24-26 August 2018, with this year’s audience of music lovers helping to raise valuable funds for the charity in Cosham.
The Elizabeth Foundation supports more than 100 preschool deaf children through its specialist education programmes, as well as monthly support groups for children with Down syndrome, conductive hearing loss or additional complex needs.
Julie Hughes, CEO of The Elizabeth Foundation, said: “I am especially thrilled that we have been chosen because here, at The Elizabeth Foundation, music plays such a vital role in teaching deaf babies and preschool children to learn to listen and talk. Support from the Victorious Festival will not only raise much-needed funds but also increase awareness of ‘Let’s Listen and Talk’, our unique online resource which is available to all parents of deaf children, wherever they live.”
Video showcasing the charity’s work shown to thousands of festival-goers
As part of Victorious’ support, the following short film featuring deaf children from The Elizabeth Foundation was shown on the big screens at the two main stages between acts to thousands of festival-goers.