Road closed in Newbury Park for deaf street party
PUBLISHED: 15:11 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 03 August 2018
Ellie Hoskins +44(0)7743306087 www.elliehoskins.com
Almost 500 people headed to Newbury Park for a street party at the weekend.
The Empowering Deaf Society hosted its second street party in Perrymans Farm Road on Saturday, July 28.
Joel Perinpaul, of EDS, said: “The main focus of the street party was to unite and empower deaf people to get out of their comfort zones and celebrate the deaf community.
“We host many different social events and clubs to unite deaf people in their local communities and give them an opportunity to integrate into society.
“Our event was immensely successful for our organisation, with over 470 people attending, bringing people together to celebrate the unique, diversity of deaf people in London and surrounding areas.”
There were activities for all the family, including bouncy castles, business stalls, and representatives from the Met Police.
There was also a variety of dance performances and food and drink.
“We are a small deaf-led charity based in Ilford and our aims are to meet the needs of the deaf community in London and surrounding areas,” he added.
“We deliver services including advice, advocacy, employment or education and we teach deaf awareness courses and British Sign Language.
“We hope to be just as successful next year and for upcoming events””
The charity is organising something “a bit different” in the autumn in the form of a vintage ball.
Held at Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Road, Barkingside, on Saturday October 20 guests will be treated to a three course meal and a “big performance”.
A spokesman from the Empowering Deaf Society said: “Everyone is welcome – deaf, hard of hearing, hearing people who love British Sign Language.
“Between now and the autumn we will be releasing more details about the event, including information about the dress code, the food and directions to the venue.”
If you would like to learn more about Empowering Deaf Society call 020 8215 4710, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.