Monday, 31 January 2011

Charlie Swinbourne Writes in the Guardian about Education for Deaf Children

Deaf writer and director, Charlie Swinbourne, writes in Comment is Free today about education in mainstream schools for deaf children. Charlie, who was educated in mainstream school using hearing aids and a radio aid was born in to a deaf family, writes about the NDCS campaign on education... Take a look and maybe add views...

PDDCS in Tonight's ET - Coverage From The Past

We're in on page five of today's Peterborough Evening Telegraph with a small piece about the 40th Birthday Party at Marshfields School on Saturday. The Evening Telegraph will also be there to cover it. Here is a round up of some of the other stories the ET has published about the PDDCS in the past...

Fundraising Trek to the Himalayas
How local families cope with hearing loss
Mums stride out for deaf children
Cochlear Implant for baby Ava
Tara goes to Parliament
Wild Play Scheme and here
New Old Website

Contact details may be different now to those on the stories above - please use the numbers provided on the right side of the page.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Who is coming to the PDDCS 40th Party

Here is the list of exhibitors for the society's 40th Birthday Party on Saturday (both confirmed and unconfirmed)

White watch – Dogsthorpe Fire Station and engine
Neighbourhood Police
Peterborough Paediatric Audiology
Newborn Hearing Screening
Emmeline Centre for Hearing Implants - Addenbrookes
Forest Books
Family Voice
Peterborough Sensory Support Service
NDCS Information
NDCS Listening bus
RNID Products
Anna Donavan Jewellery
Ollie the Signing Monkey!
Medel Hearing Implants

Awaiting Confirmation:
Young Lives

Sure to be a brilliant day, make sure you get there....

Can you help to train a hearing dog for the deaf?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph has details of a call from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to find volunteers who would be willing to give puppies a home while they train.

Follow this link for more: Train a Dog,,

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Medel Pledge £300 contribution to Party

International Cochlear Implant Manufacturer Medel have pledged £300 to the PDDCS to help cover the costs of the 40th Birthday Celebration on Saturday 5th February.

Medel, who will also have a stand in the exhibition hall on the day, donated the generous gift this week. Thanks to Charles Mitchell and Medel for their generosity!

The 40th Birthday Celebrations will be taking place at Marshfields School in Peterborough on February 5th 2011. The doors open at 11am with lots of fun activities for the family, including an evening event and a prize draw- see our page for more details..

Friday, 28 January 2011

40th Celebration Party Update

Sought After Prize
The PDDCS 40th Anniversary Party preparations are in full swing this week as details of some of the exciting prizes are revealed.

A sought after signed and framed collectors edition picture of Martin Johnson lifting the Rugby World Cup tops the list with an estimated value of up to £400, donated by former member and businessman Matt Talbot, alongside commemorative framed picture compilations of the recent Ashes series and Ryder Cup. Thanks Matt!

BGL have donated 12 fine bottles of wine with two bottles of French Burgundy worth £80. Boots have chipped in with some excellent gifts, Peterborough Greyhounds with 16 free tickets to the dogs and RNID Products contributed with a popular model of amplified phone. A Ms Jo Grubb from London also sent some Leirac perfume and body moisturiser. Thanks to Jo and all the donors so far..

There's plenty more to be revealed this week....

Monday, 3 January 2011

Big Sky 2011

Playtime again!
Exclusive use of Big Sky for deaf children and their siblings up to the age of 11.
Big Sky Adventure Play Centre

Cold buffet for children and adults will be provided.
But if you want to contribute and bring some food to put towards the buffet it will be greatly appreciated.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer for the duration of this event.
Any questions ring/Text Dean or Liz on
Dean 07977 409611 Liz 07956 964666 Home 01733 390599

Letters coming out soon

Any donations will be welcome as they help us to organise more events like this.
Please return all forms by 18th February 2011 to Liz Monaf
5 Kilham, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2 5SU