We are looking for financial support to enable our group to continue to grow and organise more events for deaf children of deaf parents.
Deaf Parents Deaf Children (DPDC) is a group for deaf parents with deaf children from all over the UK. We are a voluntarily run group with aspirations to become a registered charity and in turn, grow to support more parents and help influence policy makers in order to achieve the best life outcomes for all deaf children. Events organised by us allow deaf children from throughout the UK to meet other deaf children from similar deaf backgrounds and to use British Sign Language together as their natural language.
Deaf parents have limited access to resources and information about deaf children as the majority of today’s organisations and events are designed for hearing parents of deaf children. 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, so there is a desperate need for more events around the country for this minority group. Workshops for deaf parents give them the opportunity to discuss issues relating to being a parent of a deaf child with other deaf parents.
Discussions at our workshops have always centred around the best interests of the deaf child – how best to educate a deaf child, schooling options, SEN statements and how to deal with audiologists, funding for interpreters for kids after-school clubs and parent evening meetings are all examples. Any financial support you can give will allow us to organise and fund more workshops around the country to reach out and support more deaf children.
An example of what your money would support is the upcoming BSL interpreted tour at the Museum of Childhood in Sudbury on Saturday October 15th and our first Christmas Party on Saturday 19th December in St Albans. The costs that we need help for are to pay for hall hire, food, decorations and props for games. We are prepared to charge parents a fee per child though would like to keep costs down – as families will arrive having already spent a considerable amount on petrol/travel having travelled from afar – just to give their children the opportunity to enjoy a christmas party with other signing deaf children from similar backgrounds. We hope to build on this party and organise more christmas parties for deaf children born to deaf parents around the UK annually.
How to donate
We take donations by Internet Banking. Our details are:
Deaf Parents Deaf Children
Sort code: 40-27-33
Account number: 91530941.
Please use your name or company name as reference and also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm your donation!
Get on touch
If you have any questions and want to talk about making a donation please email DPDC Chairman Nick Beese on email@example.com.