Christine Lawler abseiled 165 feet from the Forth Rail Bridge on Sunday 9th October, all in an effort to raise funds for Deafblind Scotland’s new Learning and Development Centre on their “Field of Dreams” site in Lenzie.
Christine is a Senior Guide/Communicator with Deafblind Scotland having worked with deafblind people for 19 years. On a daily basis she provides communication support to enable deafblind people to achieve simple tasks such as shopping, attending a GP surgery, or even just accessing mail. We are very grateful for the effort she has made to raise the wonderful sum of £1,000 for the new building, a project to which she is totally committed.
The next big fundraiser for the new Learning and Development Centre is our annual Dinner Dance in the Millennium Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 29th October 2016, meal at 7.15pm. Music by Second Hand Elastic Band, also… Raffle, Silent Auction. Tickets are £40 pp available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Deafblind Scotland are delighted to be working with Tune Hotels.
Tune Hotel, Edinburgh is set in the heart of the capital and offers top amenities at a great value.
Tune Hotels are pleased to offer a 20% discount on Tune Hotel, Edinburgh to Deafblind Scotland members, staff friends and family.
Use code DBSCOT16 which is valid until 31 March 2017 (There will be date exceptions including the Edinburgh Festival, Hogmanay and Six Nations matches).
The closing date for application to the Deafblind National Advisory Group (DBNAG) and to be DBNAG ‘champions’ is Monday 15th February.
To support interested applicants we have interpreters booked on various dates in February in the training room at Deafblind Scotland Lenzie office.
To find out more then click here.
Deaf Sector Partnership (DSP) announces Youth National Advisory Group (YNAG) Information Day for young Deaf people ages between 10-18 years old living in Scotland – Saturday 20 February 2016
Scottish Government, Deaf Action and National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland (NDCS Scotland) have been working together to set up a Youth National Advisory Group (YNAG), where they would like the group to have around 12-15 members of young Deaf people from Scotland, aged between 10-18 (21 for those involved in care), and they can choose two people to be their representatives and attend the BSL NAG meetings on their behalf. They want everyone involved on the YNAG to raise issues that are important to them as young Deaf people, and how the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 should be helping them with issues like Education, Health, Transport, Employment, access to sports or clubs in their community.
Deaf Sector Partnership is hosting a Youth National Advisory Group ‘Information Day’ on Saturday 20 February 2016 at 10.00am-3.00pm, at Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh where all young Deaf people in Scotland are welcome to attend. The event will be all about providing information on what the YNAG is about, how to be a member, how to vote for the two representatives, and most important of all, get to know each other. At the event, young Deaf people can sign up for YNAG.
DSP website – BSL NAG page:
www.deafsectorpartnership.net/nag and look for YNAG information.
DSP website – Training / Events page:
We recently received the good news that “Field of Dreams” will benefit from a £100,000 contribution from the Henry Smith Charity.
We now have raised or had pledged more than £1,245,000 of the currently predicted build cost figure of £1,481,000. Assuming the remaining funds can be identified in 2015, and that build costs don’t rise too much in the meantime, we can look forward to building commencing in 2016 and completing within the year. Potential contractors have been interviewed and it is anticipated the approved contractor may well be in place before the end of 2015. Exciting times indeed!