Cash boost for deaf centre

Deafness Centre, St Helens
Deafness Centre, St Helens

A support centre for people with hearing difficulties has been awarded a cash grant.

Deafness Resource Centre, based in St Helens, was given a £300 donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund.

The charity provides a wealth of services to support, empower and enhance the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families or carers. These services include communication support, information and advice and the running of social groups.

Amie Johnson, outreach worker at the Deafness Resource Centre, said: “We run a bi-weekly support group for some of our members called Hear to Help. The aim of the group is to combat social isolation and loneliness by providing a comfortable environment for members to have a chat with people in a similar situation.

“This donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund will help us to provide some more varied sessions such as yoga and engaging guest speakers.”

Galaxy Hot Chocolate is looking to help small, local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland by donating cash awards to support warm-hearted people and projects.

Michelle Frost, spokeswoman for Galaxy Hot Chocolate said: “We know that across the UK and Ireland smaller charities and community groups are struggling to make ends meet despite the efforts of a huge number of warm-hearted volunteers.

“The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund aims to give them a helping hand and hopefully inspire more people to get involved.”