Christmas Wish Come Early for Choir

by | October 4, 2019

A sign choir crowds go ‘Dotty’ for are celebrating after securing a key date in the city Christmas calendar.

The Dee Sign Choir will perform to shoppers on Saturday, November 30th in the Tesco square off Frodsham Street throughout the day in a bid to raise funds for DSN (Deafness Support Network).

The charity which supports more than 100,000 with a sensory loss across the whole of Cheshire, Wrexham, Flintshire and the surrounding areas will also have their lucky mascot Dotty to help on the day.

Dressed in tinsel and carrying a Santa sack of ‘pick a prize’ goodies for the event, Dotty delighted members of Chester Deaf Club, on South View Road this week to celebrate the good news.

“It may seem early to start thinking about Christmas but the countdown is definitely on for us. The choir are always so popular as they perform great songs using their beautifully expressive form of British Sign Language. I can say there’s always usually a few tears when people see them for the first time! We will have a pick a prize tombola too on the day so there is something for all the family to enjoy!”

Erica Jones, fundraising coordinator for DSN

Whether people are profoundly deaf, hard of hearing, have a hearing loss, or sight loss, DSN provides a range of support from birth right through to funerals.

They have been the main provider of this support in the area for more than 40 years and Erica said Christmas events like the one coming up in November are a great chance to reflect on the work they do and also raise some funds too.

“We know people are busy and have a lot of demands on their time, especially during the Christmas period, but we are very pleased to be lighting spirits with the help of the choir and we would like to introduce ourselves to as many people as possible. All funds raised will go to help support those with a sensory loss and also to help raise vital awareness about hearing and sight health.”

Erica Jones, fundraising coordinator for DSN

For more information about the event or about how you could get involved, volunteer or get support from DSN contact dsn@dsnonline.co.uk

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