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2017

 

Glasdon

We would like to thank Glasdon for their kind donation of £200. We are intending to use this donation to help cover the costs of the children’s Christmas party.

 

Fleetwood Rotaract

Joy Leatherbarrow President of the Fleetwood Rotaract handed over a donation of £1000 to Jane Thomas (Chair) at their inauguration dinner which was held at Blackpool Football Club. Also present were Don McLeod(Treaurer) and Karen McLeod(Secretary). We would like to thank Rotaract for their kind donation and all their hard work in organising the many fantastic events throughout the year in order to raise this money. We thoroughly enjoyed attending the events. This year Fleetwood Rotaract are supporting the Play Inclusion Project Charity who provide the session staff for our events.

 

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Marks and Spencer – Blackpool

We have been the Blackpool’s store charity of the year. The monies raised have now been donated to us and total a fantastic £4,583.73. This money will be used to support the many activities we hold for deaf and hearing impaired children in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area.

 

St Georges Day Clifton Arms Lytham Charity Event

A great big thanks to those gentlemen attending this St Georges Day lunch at the Clifton Arms a fantastic £2,500 was raised for Club funds. These funds have been donated in order to enable us to provide a residential event as requested by the children. The proposal is the event will take place early summer 2018 and we are starting to look into possible venues.

 

Co-op Local Community Fund

Sign Hi Say Hi! have just been advised that we are to receive £3490 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. We were selected by the Thornton Store last year to receive money in the Thornton/Fleetwood area.  This is great news and we would like to thank the Co-op staff for all their hard work in promoting us and Co-op customers in the area for selecting us to receive the 1% of their spend. We are now going ahead to arrange a residential event as put forward by the children.

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Accounts(UK) Ltd

We would like to thank James Johnson of Accounts (UK) Ltd, Park Road, St Annes for kindly examining and certifying our accounts. It is important that we can demonstrate when applying for grant funding that we have a professional approach to managing budgets and accounting for expenditure.

2016

Christmas Party – 6th December During the party we held a raffle with several prizes donated by the Co-op including a hamper donated by Co-0p Funeral Care in Thornton which was brought to the party by Karen Mercer (pictured on the right). The raffle raised £137 which is a great addition to Club funds. IMG_2935 IMG_2926

Marks and Spencers Bingo Evening – West Coast Cafe.

Sign Hi Say Hi! are Marks and Spencers Blackpool Charity of the Year. Staff are raising funds for us throughout the year. Caroline Rivett who is a member of our Committee and works for Marks and Spencers organised a Bingo evening to raise funds. Staff from Marks and Spencers were very generous as over £200 was raised on the evening. Jane Thomas(Chair) and her husband David, Don McLeod(Treasurer) and Karen McLeod (Secretary) attended. We had a great time, there was bingo and a great quiz and plenty of raffle prizes. There are plans to hold a similar event in January and we are hoping to go along again.

 

Rotaract Quiz Evening – Regal Hotel Cleveleys

Sign Hi Say Hi! are the Fleetwood Rotaract Charity of the Year. They are holding a variety of events to raise funds for us including this event. Attendees from Sign Hi Say Hi! were Jane Thomas (Chair) and her husband David and Don McLeod(Treasurer) and Karen McLeod(Secretary). We were made very welcome and money was raised towards our funds. We managed to come a creditable third in the quiz and will be going along to the next one.

Co-op Local Community Fund

Sign Hi Say Hi! has been selected by the Thornton Co-op to receive money from the Local Community Fund in the Thornton/Fleetwood area. We really appreciate this and it will help us to continue to fund activities for our families. During November Karen McLeod(Secretary), Sarah Hill(member), Jane Thomas(Chair) and Jane Russell (member) spent time (Friday/Saturday) in Thornton Co-op promoting Sign Hi Say Hi! among customers to increase our share of the Local Community Fund. We would like to thank Terry the store manager who nominated Sign Hi Say Hi! and is enthusiastically promoting Sign Hi Say Hi! amongst his customers.   IMG_0282 We would like to thank the Burnaze Psychic Club for their kind donation of £400. It will help boost club funds which is greatly needed as we have so many more children attending events. The picture above shows John Isles presenting the cheque to Jane Thomas our Chair.     We would like to thank Storytellers, Inc bookshop, The Cresent, St Annes for their kind donation of £96.00, it will help boost our club funds.

Hearing Dogs 011   Staff from the Land Registry based at Warton elected Sign Hi Say Hi! as their charity of the year for 2015/16. A cheque for £4,232.28 was presented to Jane Thomas Chair of Sign Hi Say Hi! by Jeannette Snape (Treasurer) and Carol Eyre (Secretary) of Fylde Land Registry Charity Committee. Sign Hi Say Hi! really appreciate the efforts of the staff in raising this amount and it will be put to good use supporting deaf children in the area.     Hearing Dogs 004   Sign Hi Say Hi! have been the Saint Annes on the Sea Mayor’s Charity 2015/16. Mayor Vince Settle’s last official engagement of his year of office was to present a cheque for £750.00 to Sign Hi Say Hi!. Donations such as these are always welcome and make a real difference to the lives of deaf children in the area.   Peoples Health Trust Logo 1

Sign Hi Say Hi! have successfully bid for funding from the People’s Health Trust Active Communities programme for our “Let’s Get Together” project . The People’s Health Trust is an independent charity funded by 51 local society lotteries and the good causes money they raise through The Health Lottery. This funding will help to cover Sign Hi Say Hi! activities and the costs to deliver those activities from the 1st March 2016 until the 28th February 2018.

 

2015

GLASDON GROUP LIMITED   Glasdons Donation 1   Don McLeod (Treasurer) and Jane Thomas (Chair) receiving a cheque for £500.00 which has been donated by Glasdon’s.

Mrs and Mrs W Atkinson

Thanks you to Mr & Mrs Atkinson of Lytham St Annes for their kind donation of £100.00     The Late Dorothy Soars We have received a kind donation of £260, representing donations received in memory of the late Dorothy Soars

 

CHILDREN IN NEED 

 Sign Hi Say Hi! have received a grant from Children in Need to help fund our 2015 activities and events. We would like to thank them for their support

 

HAPPY CREATIVE LIMITED

Thank you for your kind donation of £50, it is much appreciated

The Windmill Players

We have just received a donation of £250 from the recent performance of “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”. The producer nominates a Charity of their choice and on this occasion the producer Mr B Melling who has personal experience of the care and support given families nominated Sign Hi Say Hi!. In addition another of their members donated £135 from a sale of works.

 

Inner Wheel Club of Lytham Club have kindly agreed a donation of £200 be given to Sign Hi Say Hi from the legacy left by one of their members. £100 for printing leaflets and the remainder towards the cost of room hire for the club sessions.   ******************************************************************************************

A big thanks to all the members of Blackpool Park Golf Club for their generosity. The Captain Mr Brian Williams nominated Sign Hi Say Hi!  as his charity and the members have held various fund raising events during the year. In addition a further £150 was raised on the night.

Jane Russell receiving a cheque for £1500 from the Captain of Blackpool Park Golf Club Mr Brian Williams

Jane Russell receiving a cheque for £1500 from the Captain of Blackpool Park Golf Club Mr Brian Williams

 Thanks to Marks and Spencer’s who kindly donated a £30 gift card for the club to support our fund raising activities 2

2013

Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 kindly made a donation of £300.

 

Sign Hi Say Hi! received a grant of £10,000 from the Council for Disabled children to deliver a programme of work on Innovation and Sustainability. The grant has to be used to deliver the following programme of work. 1)      to continue the initial work with existing and new families to produce a Local Offer for families with deaf children and young people. This will be through running activities/ events to promote and develop the details of the Local Offer framework. Events will be exciting in order to engage young people and encourage them to share their views. A number of information updates on the Local Offer and SEN reform will be produced including BSL video clips explaining the SEN reform to ensure that families are up to date through the process. 2)      to develop policies/procedures and evaluate the most appropriate business / service model for the future of the charity.  The Trustees / advisors are working on ensuring the charity is fit for purpose with potential to be an accredited provider of Local Offer services and to gain access larger grant funding.   3)      to discuss and agree with Blackpool how the Local Offer will be fulfilled in terms of provision and share with families   4)      to communicate with  other stakeholders, North West DCSs, the local Disability Network, NDCS (regional and national level ) re 1)  2) and 3) above. Other small charities are also being struggling to find ways of becoming sustainable in this challenging environment and we will ensure we share both the outputs/outcomes.         June 2013 Inner Wheel Club of Lytham made a donation of £100. Department for Work and Pensions donated a total of £333.90

2012

Thank you to Don and Karen McLeod who kindly raised £220  during deaf awareness week, they received a significant  amount from Blackpool Golf Club, as well as from family and friends. This generous donation will enable SignhiSayhi to continue to provide activities and support for families of deaf children in Fylde,Wyre and Blackpool.

Body & Spa

Body & Spa

Sign Hi say Hi would like to say a big thank you to Body & Spa Therapy Group B from Blackpool and Fylde College Ansdell campus who raised £135, they did this by offering G5 and back massages during deaf awareness week. Money received goes towards activities for deaf children in Fylde Wyre and Blackpool.

Fylde, Wyre & Blackpool DCS

c/o PIP

Office 1 & 2

13-15 Preston Street

Fleetwood

FY7 6JD


Registered charity 1037445


About Us

We're a group of parents and those working with deaf children who want a better deal for deaf children and their families.


We feel that it is helpful to come together to share information and meet others in the same position because by coming together we are able to give support and swap ideas.


At Fylde DCS, you'll find both deaf and hearing parents with a wealth of experience of deafness. They may have experienced some of the difficulties you may be facing. We may be able to help or, if not, we can put you in touch with others who can.


Contact Us

If you would like to find out more please contact:


Karen McLeod – Secretary

07437 335655

signhisayhi@ndcsgroup.org.uk

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