Deaf Children's Society
The Guernsey Deaf Children's Society was formed in 1979 by a group of parents, teachers of the deaf, and interested people. the society was set up with the main aim of helping hearing impaired children, and their families both socially and educationally.
The society is an official region of the national deaf children's society, although other than a small affiliation fee, all funds raised stay in the island to be used for the benefit of our children and their families.
The society is run by a small committee of people, elected each year at the A.G.M., and covers the teaching and medical professions, parents, and other interested people. The committee meet about every six weeks to discuss various problems, fund allocations, and social events.
Over the course of the year the society organise various events such as Guy Fawkes display and barbecue, canoe fun days, trips off island, children's parties.
During the existence of the society we have, through the generosity of the local people, raised many thousands of pounds to buy various types of hearing aids, specialised video recorders, alarm clocks with various attachments including smoke detectors, musical instruments, sponsor holidays for children and their families, activity holidays, computers and software, and we have also helped some of our less fortunate families at times such as Christmas.
The society is only small and we welcome interest from anybody, whether or not they have a connection with a hearing impaired child.
If you would like to know more about our society then please contact:
- Chris Stuart (Chairperson): (01481) 248163
- Denise Billington (Hon. Secretary): (01481) 239736