Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society

Cost of project

£2,000

Intro

Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society (DDCS) is a well established 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 infants, children and their families to get together for support and to exchange information.

What is Birmingham DDCS?

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 DDCS’ main aim is to come together and socialise by activities such as parties, pantomime tickets and visits to places of interest.  They also provide much needed equipment 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.

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If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

Birmingham’s DDCS are affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society which allows them to make use of resources, information and experience.  But, the society is run solely by volunteers and raising 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 Birmingham DDCS to provide tickets, transport and refreshments on the day. Previous annual events include: Family fun days, pantomimes and Christmas parties.

Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham DDCS?

Visit their charity website here.  ‘Birmingham DDCS’ is also on Facebook.

For more information about the group please contact: Peter Bird: bddcs.org.uk@gmail.com 07834384926

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