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Deaf Direct receives funding boost

Worcester Editorial 6th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A CASH-strapped Lowesmoor charity has been given a significant boost after they received a bumper donation.

Deaf Direct Worcester, based in Vesta Tilley House, was handed more than £600 from the kind-hearted Worcester RoundTable, to help provide the resources the hard of hearing group need for an entire year.

Sue Bucknell, development manager at the charity, told The Observer the site could have closed down without the donation, but it will now be used to have speakers and outreach workers attend the groups.

“Deaf Direct are delighted with the donation of £600 from Worcester RoundTable,” she said. “Donations such as these are vital in supporting the work we do.

“The donation will enable us to provide fully for a group living with hard of hearing across Worcester.

“At the moment all of our funding is quite tight, and this is a really sizable donation for us so we are extremely grateful.”

The RoundTable organises events throughout the year to support city charities and various good causes, with more donations set to follow later this year.

Paul Valentine, vice chairman of the group, said: “Worcester RoundTable has recently donated several hundred pounds of funding to help provide further help and guidance for people living with a hearing loss throughout Worcestershire.

“The initial donation will pay for the experienced resource required throughout the year at the charities offices in Lowesmoor, Worcester.

“The charity’s open days are specifically geared towards helping individuals with a hearing loss and provide information and guidance to ensure they are able to fulfil their lives.

“The Worcester RoundTable is always looking for new members and anyone who can spare a few hours each month to help raise funds for both charitable organisations and individuals which require support within Worcestershire will be made very welcome.”

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