Guernsey 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 Guernsey?
About our group
Guernsey Deaf Children’s Society was formed in 1979 by a group of parents, teachers of the deaf and interested people.
The Society was set up with the main aim of helping hearing impaired children and their families, both socially and educationally.
The Society is affiliated to NDCS, but all funds raised stay in the island to be used for the benefit of our children and their families.
The Society is run by a small committee of people, elected each year at the AGM, and covers parents, the teaching and medical professions and other interested people. The committee meet about every six weeks to discuss various problems, fund allocations and to organise social events.
Aims and activities
Over the course of the year the Society organises regular events such as the annual bonfire party, days at the beach, canoe fun days, trips off island, children’s parties and so on.
During the existence of the Society we have, through the generosity of the local people, raised many thousands of pounds to buy hearing aids, and specialist equipment including subtitle-enabled video recorders, alarm clocks and smoke alarms, as well as musical instruments, sponsoring holidays for children and their families, activity holidays, computers and software. In addition, we've helped some of our less fortunate families at times such as Christmas.
The Society is only small and we welcome interest from anybody, whether or not they have a connection with a hearing impaired child.
To find out more please get in touch with Denise Billington, 07781 402 261, firstname.lastname@example.org