Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society
Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society is a local charity, run by parents and friends of deaf and hearing impaired children living in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The organisation provides opportunities for deaf and hearing impaired children, and their families, to get together for support.
What is Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society?
There are over 45,000 deaf children living in the UK. Without the right support, deaf children and young people are vulnerable to isolation, abuse, bullying, poor self-esteem and low levels of achievement.
Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society aim is to come together and socialise through activities such as parties, pantomime tickets and visits to places of interest. They also provide much needed equipment for families of deaf children such as vibrating alarm clocks, flash door bells and minicoms.
They are working solidly to provide a full diary of great outings, events and informative meetings throughout the year.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society are affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society which allows them to make use of resources, information and experience. The society, however, is run solely by volunteers and raises funds internally,by means of charity events, supermarket bag packing and sponsored sporting events.
If successful, the society will put the £2,000 towards their 2016 activity days. Their next trip will be to Legoland, where your funding would enable the charity to provide tickets, transport and refreshments on the day. Previous annual events include family fun days, pantomimes and Christmas parties.
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Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society?
Peter Bird, Chairman