Helping Deaf Children to wish their families a Merry Christmas for the first time.
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From the beginning of next week (20th – 24th of December) Woodford will embark upon their first major community fundraising event in the Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury.
In some of the communities that Woodford work in, deafness is not well understood and can be viewed with suspicion. Often we work with families where parents do not know how to communicate effectively with their deaf children and one of these places is Uganda.
Woodford works in Uganda to support the provision of services and access to education of deaf children so that they can go onto live full and healthy lives, by receiving an education and being able to communicate with society.
But all of this has to start somewhere, and in Uganda’s first official pre-school for deaf children, now at the end of the academic year, deaf children and their families will for the first time wish each other a Merry Christmas. You can help that to happen.
Having been lucky enough to be awarded the space in the Darwin Centre to raise funds for the Christmas appeal, to help deaf children in Uganda wish their families a merry Christmas for the first time, Harry Salter the Fundraising Officer at Woodford said:
“Christmas is a time for families and for communities. By making a donation to the Woodford Foundation you could transform a family or a whole community. Once deaf children are able to take a full role in society they can become part of the solution to moving that country out of poverty. You can help start that process by donating to our Christmas Appeal. Please visit woodfordfoundation.org.uk to find out more and to make a donation now”.
Woodford will be in the Darwin Centre all week prior to Christmas, so look out for us!