Families of Northants deaf children invited to fun charity event tomorrow
A group set up to help deaf and hearing impaired children in Northamptonshire and their families is holding a fundraising event at its gathering tomorrow.
The Northamptonshire Deaf Children’s Society is hoping that new families will come along to the charity signing cafe being run by the brother of a group member.
One of the charity founders Nicola Corazzo said: “The charity was started six years ago by three parents as we wanted to provide a social group for our deaf children (many of whom were then only hearing impaired children in their schools and families) and also to provide support for their families.
“We meet once a month where and have activities during the school holidays and trips to theme parks, the seaside,to the theatre and a residential once a year. We also visit the signed panto at the Derngate.
“For me it is great to spend time with other families who understand what having a deaf child entails and the struggles we all face.
“For my child it means that being deaf is normal and he can just be himself and for his siblings they can see that there are other people who face similar issues to themselves having a deaf brother or sister.
There will be lots of fun activities for deaf children and their families at the group which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, April 27) from 12.30pm to 3pm at Pastures Community Centre, Welford Road, Northampton.
Members aim to provide help for parents seeking peer support and information on all aspects of childhood deafness as well as providing a fun and relaxed environment for everyone where all forms of communication are encouraged.
They are affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society and also run a deaf youth group from year six (age 10) upwards. They meet separately and have done activities such as go karting, climbing and laser tag.