Last month, First Voice member centre Auditory Verbal UK was chosen by the BBC to feature as the October TV charity appeal. The viewing audience was estimated to be over a million and the appeal has so far raised around £30,000.

The BBC has published a short film they created for the appeal; hosted by Sara Cox, the film showcases the amazing work of AVUK and the incredible and heartwarming stories of therapists and families of deaf children who want their child to listen and speak alongside their hearing peers.