South East Berkshire Deaf Children's Society
Are you the parent or carer of a child who is deaf or has a hearing impairment? Do you live in or around South East Berkshire?
About our group
South East Berkshire Deaf Children's Society is run by and for the families of deaf children in Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Slough. The children of our families have mild to profound hearing loss, using hearing aids and cochlear implants, and a range of communications.
Aims and activities
Our activities fall into four main areas:
1. Social activities
Every year we organise events for all age groups of children such a Christmas party, trip to a panto, Easter Egg Hunt, Hallowe'en party as well as outside events such as Go Ape at the Look Out, snow tubing at John Nike. We often use Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) in Maidenhead as a place to meet.
We sometimes do street collections or fundraising events like a sponsored walk or cycle ride.
We lobby to maintain and improve services and facilities for deaf children and their families in the area. Our latest focus has been subtitled movies at the cinema.
4. Provision of equipment
We can provide gifts of equipment to help deaf children lead independent lives. We have a library of deaf-related books and DVDs at King Edwards VII hospital in Windsor which can be booked and borrowed by members.
We have a comprehensive noticeboard at King Edward hospital with all kinds of information as well as our latest events. We also work closely with our local NDCS rep to be able to offer a wide range of information and advice.
We are always looking for ideas and input from all our members so please contact us with ideas for events, queries about equipment, fundraising or any issues that you need help with.
Please get in touch with Natalie Foan (Secretary), email firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Holland (Chair), telephone 01628 771094
Registered Charity No. 1041006.