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.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Deaf Awareness Week May12 - The Martletts, Burgess Hill. We raised £270 - thank you to everyone who turned up to shake a bucket, thank you to the people of Burgess Hill who gave so generously and clapped, thank you to The Martletts who allowed us to do our thing! It was really great fun, hard work for the few of us signing, but we've raised just over £500 for the group

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


A big thank you to Katie who came to shake a bucket for us and a very big thank you to all the commuters who generously gave £214 to our group.   This Saturday 19th May we will be signing at The Martletts, Burgess  Hill between 10-1pm.   The money we raise goes towards the events we organise and enable us to subsidise and/or offer free places.   If you could spare even 30 minutes it would be great.