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A Summer to remember...

 

We have four great activities to announce for the school holidays. Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis. The activities are open to new and existing group members so get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

The activities are most suitable for 10 to 16 year olds but please get in touch if you have slightly younger kids who you think would enjoy taking part.

 

The activities are taster sessions so there is something for everyone. The activities are being run by Bolton Playing for Success and we are grateful to the The Aspull and Haigh St Vincent De Paul conference for providing the funding.

 

  • Friday 25th July - Roller Skating at Nevada Bolton taster. Pick up from Our Lady’s primary school, Aspull at 9.30 am. Taster session from 10am-11.30 am. Return to Our Lady’s at 12.00.

 

  • Friday, 1st August - Chilli Dip Golf Driving Range taster. Pick up from Our Lady’s primary school, Aspull at 9.30 am. Taster session from 10 am – 11.00 am. Return to Our Lady’s at 11.30 am.

  

  • Friday 8th August - Sharples Olympic Wrestling Gym taster. Pick up from Our Lady’s primary school at 9.30 am. Taster session from 10am-11.30am. Return to Our Lady’s at 12.00.

 

  • Friday 15th August – Matchmoor Riding Centre  taster. Pick up from Our Lady’s primary school at 9.30 am. Taster session from 10 am-11.00 am. Return to Our Lady’s at 11.30 am.

 

If you want to book a place get in touch by email. Katie is away for the first three events so please get on touch by email or facebook. 

 

Big Camp Weekend

 

Saturday/Sunday 30 August at Wrightington Farm and Campsite is sure to be a fun filled weekend.

 

Swimming Sessions

 

We have been working hard to secure some deaf friendly swimming lessons for WLDCS members.

 

We owe a massive thank you to Matt Hewlett for providing weekly deaf awareness sessions to Wigan Life Centre staff and Howe Bridge Staff.

 

We have booked out the small pool at Wigan Life Centre on Saturday mornings from 10.45-11.45am from Saturday 21st June.  We have 10 places available (on a first come first serve basis).  It is open to all ages (1 year - 16 years old) and all abilities.

 

The swimming instructors on the sessions have all received the deaf awareness training.  Parents are welcome to join their children in the pool. The sessions will be lead by qualified instructors.  A big aim from these sessions is to build confidence in the water and have lots of fun!!!

 

There is a £1 charge per session per child. Get in touch to book your place.

Cricket Coaching, 6-8pm on Fridays from 20 June to 29 August at Abraham Guest Academy

 

International Cricketers for the Deaf, Joel Harris and James Dixon will be providing coaching. This activity is being provided in association with ECAD (England Cricket Association for the Deaf) and LCB (Lancashire Cricket Board). 

 

If you would like to come along please get in touch.

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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Meet Big Brother Winner Sam Evans, Wigan Youth Zone, 10am to 1pm on Saturday 12 July at Wigan Youth Zone

 

Our youth group will be joined by Big Brother Winner Sam Evans for a fun filled morning of activities.

 

Monhtly Stay n' Play, 10am to 12 noon on Saturdays 17 May and 21 June at Bizee Kidz, Pemberton

 

Free entry and refreshemnts for all the family. The activities include craft activities and games.

 

Members Meeting, 7:30pm on Wednesday, 21 May at Hope School, Winstanley

 

We would love to see you there as we have lots of exciting news and activities to share with you. If you have an item for the agenda please let us know.

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 WiganLeighDCS@outlook.com 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.

 

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 WiganLeighDCS@outlook.com or text Katie on 07872 664 995 or Jodie on 07817 531 430.

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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:

Email:         WiganLeighDCS@outlook.com

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:

 

Email:         WiganLeighDCS@outlook.com

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 wiganleighdcs@outlook.com

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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