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Ilford charity to host deaf street party at the end of the month

PUBLISHED: 08:22 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:26 09 July 2018

The Empowering Deaf Society, is a deaf led Charity based in Ilford, their team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for deaf people.

The Empowering Deaf Society, is a deaf led Charity based in Ilford, their team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for deaf people.

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Last year hundreds of people went to the street party and Joel Perinpaul from the charity is hoping that this year it is even bigger and better than last year.

An Ilford charity is hosting a deaf street party and is hoping that it is bigger and better than last year when hundreds of people came to celebrate and enjoy the company of the deaf community.

Empowering Deaf Society (EDS) is based in Central Parade and on Saturday, July 28, it will be throwing a free party in the hope of breaking stereotypes, communication barriers and social boundaries that can often exclude the deaf community participating in society - as well as promoting the use of British Sign Language.

The party is for both the deaf and hearing communities.

Joel Perinpaul from EDS said: “There are nine million (1 in 7) people in the UK who are either Hard of Hearing (HoH) or deaf, over 23,000 of them are deaf children aged from 0 - 15 years old, usually born to hearing parents.

“This makes it very difficult for children to communicate with their parents let alone anyone else, which results in the isolation of deaf children/people in society and in some cases leads to depression.

“Deaf people miss out on the beauty of life that unintentionally alienates itself from deaf culture.

“This is our second time hosting the Street Party and we hope this year it will be bigger and better (as we are expecting at least 500 people this year).

The event will include fun activities for both adults and children, food/drink stalls, games stalls, a lucky dip, raffle, and live performances throughout the day.

The party will take place from 10.30am till 4.30pm in Perryman Farms Road in Ilford. The event is free to attend for stall holders and attendees, although you must prebook your free ticket for the event in advance at https://bit.ly/2MNZCS9

For more information contact joel@empoweringdeafsociety.org.uk or call us at 0208 215 4710.


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