Old Carolian Lodge No. 7599
Deaf Direct has been fortunate to receive a donation from generous Kidderminster Freemasons. Old Carolian Lodge No. 7599, which meets at the Masonic Centre at the Kidderminster Cricket Club, presented the cheque to help local deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.
W.Bro. Ian Neal, Secretary of the Lodge, commented:
“Deaf Direct is a great charity that benefits so many people. Freemasons devote a lot of their time to supporting local good causes and we are pleased that we are able to support the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Some members of our lodge have experienced hearing loss themselves and we know how isolating this can be. We are therefore happy to donate this money to Deaf Direct to help others living with hearing loss.”
Philip Gerrard, CEO of Deaf Direct, thanked the Lodge for the donation:
“This year is Deaf Direct’s 90th Anniversary and we are pleased that local organisations are supporting our work. The funds raised could help provide 50 hours of information and advice for those facing hearing loss, fund two places at our Residential for deaf and hard of hearing children or fund 16 hours of translation services for British Sign Language users. Hearing loss is invisible, we make sure the person isn’t and we are thankful that the Lodge have helped to change the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people.”
Thank you to all members of the Lodge who have supported our work. If you are a member of a local social group and would like us to talk to your group about managing hearing loss, or would like to support Deaf Direct during our 90th Anniversary year, please contact Sarah Hindley on 01905 746 301 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.