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 bhwsdcsoc@btinternet.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Well we might just give ourselves a pat on the back!

Thank you to those of you who completed the questionnaires and sent them back - here are some of the comments members have made:

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

Invitation to the Annual General Meeting at Fishers Farm Park


You are invited to our 15th Annual General Meeting
On Sunday 17th July 2011
At Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green

The Annual General Meeting will start at 11.00am prompt and should last for no longer than half an hour.  After the meeting you will be free to use Fishers Farm and all its facilities for the rest of the day.  Please note that the group will pay for all members who arrive by 10:45am but unfortunately not for those who arrive after that time.

The Agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

Welcome & Introduction of the 2010/2011 Committee
Chair’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Election of Chairperson, Treasurer & Secretary
Presentation of the You’re A Star Award

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible as Fishers Farm is always a popular event whatever the weather!