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Bowling, Meal and Laser Quest


Our youth group is meeting on Friday, 25 April at AMF Bowling in Wigan. The event starts at 6pm and runs until about 9pm. New members are always welcome. The event is free of charge for kids and their siblings (in the same age group). If you are in year 6 or secondary school then why not come along and join in the fun?


Please email us to book your free place on or text Katie on 07872 664 995.

Irish Night in aid of WLDCS on Friday, 4 April


Come along and enjoy a night fun, music and entertainment at St Jude's Rugby Club in Poolstock from 7:30 until late. Admission is £5 by ticket only.


If you want to buy a ticket contact Cath on 07429 575 741 or email


Hope to see you all there!

Splashzone! Sunday, 6 April


We are going to Splashzone at Gulliers World in Warrington! There is a £1 charge and lunch will be provided.


Please email us to book your free place on or text Katie on 07872 664 995 or Jodie on 07817 531 430.

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First Anniversary Ball, The Marquee' DW Stadium, Friday, 11 July


An event not to be missed! 

  • Four course evening meal,
  • Big Brother Winner and Deaf Role Model Sam Evans will be our special guest,
  • Music from Silverstone,
  • And lots of surprises on the night!


Come along for a wonderful night that will live long in the memory.


Tickets cost just £35. Why not get a group of friends together? If you a re a local businesses, why not sponsor a table of ten for just £350?



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Volunteers wanted


We want to recruit an army of willing and able volunteers to help us with our work. If you think you've got what it takes or you would like to find out more please get in touch. No previous experience is required.


We will be holding a volunteer recruitment day on Saturday, 29 March at Abraham Guest Academy in Orrell. The event begins at 11am and is scheduled to finish at 2pm.


Please get in touch to find out more:


Telephone:  Call Katie on 07872 664 995 or Jodie on 07817 531 430

Online:        Twitter @WiganLeighDCS or find us on Facebook.  

We want YOU!!


We are always looking for new members. Our group is for children with hearing loss of all levels and all types. We cater for children of all ages and we are an very inclusive group. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining us.


Please get in touch to find out more:



Telephone:  Call Katie on 07872 664 995 or Jodie on 07817 531 430

Online:  Twitter @WiganLeighDCS or find us on Facebook.  

All the latest activities


We have just updated our activities page with all the amazing things we have planned right up to Christmas. There is something for kids of all ages and most events are free to attend. Check it out here.

Our newsletter


You can download our autumn newsletter here.

Lorraine "Super Gran" O'Reilly sky dives for Wigan and Leigh DCS


On Saturday, 14 September Lorraine O'Reilly jumped from a plane over Galway in Ireland. She was accompanied by Niamh Kellett and between them they raised an amazing total of over £2,000 in sponsorship. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored Lorraine or Niamh.


If you want to you can still sponsor Lorraine here and Niamh here.

Have you noticed our donations button is working?


We are very pleased that after many months of waiting we have finally got our charity registration. One of the many benefits of this is we can now use online fundraising. You can make a donation or sponsor one of our fundraisers using MyDonate. Check out the fundraising page for the latest information on who is fundraising for our group.


If you would like to raise some funds for us it is very easy. All you have to do is set up a fundraising page on MyDonate and link it to us. If you need any help to get set up just let us know.

Charity Registration


We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully registered with the Charity Commission. Our registered charity number is 1153578. It has taken a lot of hard work and effort from our trustees, volunteers and members to get to this stage. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way.


Becoming a registered charity is just the start for us. We have big plans for the future so watch this space! 

Support to learn British Sign Language


We are delighted to announce we can give five people from our members group the chance to learn British sign language level 1. We are offering to pay 50% of the course cost. Please get in touch to apply. Contact via email

Our vice chair Jodie Telford appeared on Granada Reports on Monday, 6 May to talk about her family's experience when they found out her son Kayden was deaf. Jodie was also able to spread the word about our group. You can see the video report here.


We have asked ITV to provide a subtitled version on their website which they are going to try and do. In the meantime they have added a transcript of the interview to the page.

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Paralympic medallist Ben Rushgrove meets deaf young people at the launch of the National Deaf Children's Society's My life, My health campaign (Tue, 04 Feb 2014)
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Statement in response to Department for Education figures on attainment for deaf children in 2013 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014)
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