Our Corporate Supporters
Thanks to a funding boost of £50,000 from the Big Potential Advanced Fund, the charity is now looking at plans for the future of the Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre and can seek support from other social lenders to deliver these plans.
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!
Greggs Foundation – through the Foundation’s Local Community Project Fund, we received £1,792 to support D/deaf and hard of hearing children in Oxfordshire at our first Residential for this area.
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.
Morrisons Foundation – thanks to a grant of £19,500 from the Morrisons Foundation, we were able to purchase our One-Stop Shop vehicle to reach more people with hearing loss in our local communities.
Santander Foundation – the Foundation kindly granted us £4,500 to run a family British Sign Language short course.
WHSmith Trust – the Trust donated £100 towards the running costs of our services.
Comic Relief Local Communities Fund (Oxfordshire Community Foundation) – we will be able to run a residential trip for deaf children from Oxfordshire thanks to a grant of £4,671 from Comic Relief.
We also thank the following individuals for their support of Deaf Direct:
Debra Berbezier – for raising £601.99 in sponsorship money for the Great Birmingham Run 2016
Craig Ross – for raising £205 in sponsorship money from the Worcester 10K 2016
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