Karaoke without people singing would be music to most people’s ears.

So at a special fundraising event at Chester Deaf Club recently, poorly pitched renditions of Celine Dion were replaced by beautifully signed songs by participants of Chester and District Committee for Deaf People’s Karaoke Evening.

Held by the team behind the fundraising drive to remodel and refurbish Chester Deaf Club on South View Road Chester, more than 60 people young and old gathered together to take part in the deaf-friendly event.

DSN’s fundraiser, Erica Jones said: “We were delighted with the turnout for the event and everyone was so impressed by the entries. There were some beautifully interpreted songs that brought a few tears to the eyes in the room!”

Some members of the Dee Sign Choir were also in attendance – the award-winning group who exclusively sign to songs, rather than sing, using British Sign Language.

A raffle was also held on the night with generously donated prizes from  Starbucks Greyhound, Flip Out Chester and Jumping Jacks. A total of £506 was raised on the night.

Erica added: “The funds raised have really given us a great kick start to the funding pot for the Chester Deaf Club and we hope to build on it when things get back to normal.”

For information on creating a fundraising event in 2021 on behalf of DSN, contact Erica Jones on EJones@dsnonline.co.uk

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