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.

Friday, 20 July 2012

London 10K Run

Once again we took part in the London 10K Run. Our team captained by our Treasurer, Peter Phillips. This year's team was fraught with injury and we wouldn't have been able to send a team if Peter and regulars Bev Benfell and Paul Simmonds hadn't been joined at the last minute by Erzsebeth Kakas, Eric Shoubridge and David Wilkes. A massive thank you to everyone who took part and to Peter for once again organising a very successful fund-raising event. As soon as we know we'll let you know how much they raised. Here's a photo of some of the team.

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