ABOUT OUR GROUP
Brighton, Hove & West Sussex Deaf Children's Society was formed 14 years ago by a group of parents who realised the need for a group in this area. The group has gone from strength to strength and now has over 150+ members - some professional but mostly families.
The committee of eight is run by parents of deaf children who meet every six weeks to discuss the future of the group and to plan events for the children and their families.
Many of the children either attend schools far away from their home and therefore after school contact with their peers is very difficult or are in mainstream schools where they have no contact with other deaf/hearing impaired children. We help support groups such as a Youth Club for deaf children in Crawley and the very successful pre-school groups Springboard in the North and South of the county.
The past year alone some of the events we have organised include trips to Laserhub, Banger Racing, Quad Biking, The Spectrum at Guildford, our AGM at Fishers Farm, Annual Party, Panto trip, Bluebell Railway and a Group holiday, all of which we always pay for the deaf children and subsidise the cost to family members.
We rely entirely on donations and the generosity of people wishing to support us and with their kindness we are able to fulfil our QUEST.
If you would like more information about our group please leave a message on 07717 223362 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Our wonderful Choir of Signers and the fantastic Bucket Shakers. We will announce how much we raised today once it's been counted. A fantastic effort by all - a big thank you to those that turned up today. Thanks to Liz, Becki and Gill for leading and Louise for our new QUIET fleeces. Next date is Saturday 26th November in The Martletts, Burgess Hill. See you there!
Monday, 14 November 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Heather Fletcher, NDCS Family Officer, South East Coastal Region came along to present the Alastair S. MacMillan "You're A Star" award.
Savannah was nominated for the Alastair S. MacMillan "You're A Star" Award, by her lovely Mum - this is what she said:
At school, Savannah put herself forward to be a "Support Student" (something akin to a prefect). This is a highly coveted position, yet Savannah took the application and interview process very seriously, put in an excellent application form, and was invited for interview (with the Deputy Head, school governor, and Head of House.... very daunting, I imagine). I prepared her for disappointment, knowing that the competition would be tough, and said that she'd done really well to be invited for interview, and that alone was a huge achievement etc etc. I need not have worried as Savannah 's star quality shone through and she wowed them at the interview and was successful in being one of the 20 appointed. Well done Savannah !
Monday, 20 June 2011
Fantastic job, keep doing a great job. Thanks.
We think the events are fun, friendly and inclusive.
Think you do a fantastic job!
We enjoy everything the group does and appreciate the effort that goes into it.
I believe the Committee do a fantastic job. I for one appreciate everything you do especially as you are all volunteers and do this in your own time.
'really friendly, active and caring local group - a model for other local groups. Well done on everything you've achieved'
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
This Saturday we're at The Martletts, Burgess Hill - 10am-2pm - please come along and shake a bucket!
Looking forward to seeing you.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Our most recent event took us to The Spectrum in Guildford. Some brave budding Torvill & Dean's amongst us took to the ice whilst the more sensible of us took to the coffee bar! This was followed by family bowling. A good time had by all - well nearly all.... poor Lisa had to visit A&E on her return and has now a very fetching boot and co-ordinating crutches. Hope it's not too painful Lisa!
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Just a quick note to say that we still have some spaces available on the coach for our trip to the Spectrum www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk this Sunday. There is a choice of ice-skating or swimming in the morning and then family bowling in the afternoon.
Coach picks up from Brighton (8.45), Burgess Hill (9.00) and Crawley (9.20).
Tickets for the trip cost £10 per adult, £7 per child with deaf children free - this includes your travel, skating/swimming and bowling.
If you would like to go please phone the group on 07717 223362.