Alton All Saints Hard of Hearing Group Birthday Afternoon

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Nineteen and counting! The Alton All Saints Hard of Hearing group celebrated its nineteenth birthday at the end of March, with a birthday cake, some entertaining invited guests and a marvellous raffle. It was good to see so many friends, some of whom are not always able to regularly attend the meetings, fill the hall.

Graham and Geoff, volunteers from deafPlus, a charity supporting the hard of hearing and deaf, and Open Sight supporting the visually impaired brought those present up to date with the services they offer. Pam Bradford, a regular birthday guest, congratulated the group on their work. As always Rachel, Anna Chaplain for the Older person, circulated amongst the guests catching up with their news.

Father Robert Sanday, Chaplain for the deaf and hard of hearing in the Winchester and Portsmouth Dioceses gave an interesting, fun talk about his, and his twin brother's childhood, being hearing children brought up by deaf parents. Debbie Thompson, Anna Chaplain and Honorary President of the group talked about the Easter message before sharing the cutting of the Birthday cake with Alton Town Mayor, Dean Phillips. Dean had been able to share some of his family's awareness of hearing loss.

The grand Raffle, organised yet again so ably by Mon and assisted by Evelyn and Brian raised over £60, which will be added to the donation to be sent to deafPlus for their valuable work in the area.

Mike, resident comedian, sent everyone home with a smile and looking forward to the next year's full programme of events. For details of this contact Kate Dando

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