Waitrose Great Malvern – Huge thanks to Waitrose Great Malvern staff and customers for their recent donation of £362 through the Community Matters initiative, which will be used to help our singing and sign language choir, Good Vibrations.
Services for Independent Living – thank you to all staff who are recycling stamps and ink cartridges for us and who have donated to Deaf Direct.
Many thanks to the members of Old Carolian Lodge No. 7599 who donated £500 to support local deaf and hard of hearing people. Freemasons support many charities and we are grateful for their help.
The Bransford Trust have kindly supported Deaf Direct’s Youth Residential 2017.
We are grateful to local Hereford business allpay for donating £150. This will help us to continue supporting people in Herefordshire.
ASDA Foundation – we received £200 from the Asda Foundation after being selected as one of the green token charities at the Worcester store. Thank you to all staff and customers who voted for us!
Independent Fundraisers of Worcester – the group raised a fantastic £440 for Deaf Direct in February 2017 through a collection at Asda Worcester and a Coffee Morning held at the Guildhall. Neil Smith, Chairman of Independent Fundraisers commented
“We are delighted to be able to support Deaf Direct as beneficiaries of our February fundraising activities. We have already booked the same events to support Deaf Direct again next year when we hope to raise even more for this very deserving cause”.
West Midland Safari Park – the Safari Park has very kindly granted us two complimentary tickets to use in support of our fundraising
Worcester Live – have provided a £10 voucher for their theatres to be used in fundraising – thank you!
Wayland’s Yard – the new Worcester-based coffee shop has kindly given us four free hot drinks vouchers to use for fundraising.
Worcester Warriors Community Foundation very kindly allowed us to collect at their stadium on 11th February 2017. Thanks to the generosity of fans, we raised £195.64. They also provided 30 free tickets for us to take a group of deaf adults and children to watch the match.
Claims.co.uk is a website that provides legal advice and help for people who have suffered personal injuries. The company have donated £500 which will be used towards equipment and uniforms for our new Singing and Sign Language Choir.
“Claims.co.uk are passionate about helping those who help others, so after finding out about the great support Deaf Direct offer, we were only too delighted to help support them. We can’t wait to see how our donation helps those with hearing loss and are looking forward to helping out wherever possible in the future.” – Claire Dillon – Head of Charitable Operations”
Redditch-based global engineering firm GKN donated £1,000 to Deaf Direct. The company were very impressed with the work that Deaf Direct does. Lily Xie, Group CSR Manager at GKN presented the cheque and commented –
“GKN is dedicated to supporting the local communities where we operate and we are delighted be able to make a contribution to those in need.
Waitrose Worcester – we are grateful to Waitrose Worcester for donating £330 from their Community Matters scheme. Thank you to all staff and customers who voted for us with their green token!
Club of Worcester – the Rotary Club granted £299 to support a child at our Residential for D/deaf and hard of hearing children. Thank you!
Club of Kidderminster – we thank the Rotary Club for donating £200 to support local people living with hearing loss.
Soroptimists International Worcester and District – in 2015-16 we were the Soroptimists’ Charity of the Year. They raised a fantastic £1,433.87 to help local people with hearing loss. The Soroptimists continue to support Deaf Direct by volunteering and helping with our new Singing and Sign Language Choir.
Provident Financial – the company donated £2,000 to Deaf Direct from their Good Neighbour Community Programme. This donation was used to fund 9 places for D/deaf and hard of hearing children at our Summer Camp.
Redditch Masonic Charity – thank you to the Redditch Freemasons who donated £250 to enable us to take families to the BSL performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Redditch Palace Theatre.
Wednesday Club – £150 was raised by the group following a networking event at Peplows Jewellers. The Wednesday Club is a women-only business networking group for Worcestershire. Thank you ladies for your support!
Bromyard Wind Band – Thank you to the members of Bromyard Wind Band who played carols in Bromyard on Christmas Eve 2016, raising a fantastic £400 for Deaf Direct.
What our clients are saying about us:
XX was the best interpreter I have used in the 16 years of working with impairments. Not only was she 100% professional and warm, she was flexible, supportive for how we worked which made this complex interview relaxing. Thank you
I love doing volunteer work. I wanted to give something back to Deaf Direct after they have done for me and the twins. Volunteering is great way to meet people in the community and most important of all, enjoy yourself!
“Would you please pass on my thanks to the interpreter who volunteered to make this year’s annual Lights of Love service accessible to the deaf community of Worcester. The evening was a great success and, that is not least thanks to the ongoing support of your organisation.” November 2014 – Chaplain, St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Amazing how prompt and helpful everyone was. A new phone was delivered and fitted within 72 hours. We are so GRATEFUL. Thank you (13th April 2017)
Excellent interpreter. This consultation would not have been possible without her. She had a good working relationship with the patient. The patient’s care was enhanced by her presence.
I am now doing level 2 and hoping to do level 3 – through this I have met Deaf/hard of hearing people and spoken to them. 2. I helped to volunteer for a Deaf charity at an information stall in a hospital. The first person to stop was Deaf so I chatted to him – it was great to use my BSL in a ‘real-life’ situation (outside class) for the first time!” 2013-14 academic year – BSL student
It’s lovely to hear from you. I no longer live is Hereford and will be starting university in September to do my degree in Interpreting BSL/English.
Thank you – Deaf Direct really had a massive impact on this and without you all I wouldn’t be doing it. Wish me luck and I hope our paths cross again in the future
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‘newsletter today very good. Enjoyed reading it.
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