july BLOG POST
by Jenna Bushell
These have been challenging times indeed! Since lockdown began in March, we have visited over 170 people, hand delivering batteries and retubing hearing aids in our cars to ensure minimal contact with our vulnerable service users.
Masks for the Hearing Impaired
A school in Sidcup has come to the aid of hundreds of deaf and hard of hearing people in Bexley, helping them communicate with others by making special hand-made face masks with windows which make the mouth visible.
Many people don't realise that deaf and hard of hearing people rely heavily on lip pattern and lip reading to help them follow a conversation so they need to be able to see people's lips.
Bexley Deaf Centre is a tiny local charity which has been present in the borough for over 28 years, we get very little funding and rely on fundraising and goodwill to continue to support the 24,000 people suffering with hearing loss in Bexley, the school has done us proud!
- Tania Bushell, CEO of Bexley Deaf Centre
We're hosting a Christmas Raffle at 50p a ticket, with some fantastic prizes available to be won! Among the amazing things you can win are luxurious choccies, high-end cosmetics and even a Christmas pud if you're lucky! What's even better is that it's all in support of your local deaf community, as the proceeds go to Bexley Deaf Centre.
We here at Bexley Deaf Centre hope you have a truly wonderful holiday season. And if you by any chance missed out on the carol concert, be sure to turn up next year! It really does get better every time. #MerryChristmas everyone!
The Staff and Volunteers at Bexley Deaf Centre x