HARROW UNITED DEAF CLUB & #GIVINGTUESDAY
BY ASIF IQBAL MBE, PRESIDENT OF HARROW UNITED DEAF CLUB
Harrow United Deaf Club is proud to be a charity partner of the #GivingTuesday and urge everyone to support our Deaf club either by donation of time or money.Harrow United Deaf Club started as a dream, led by Asif Iqbal, to empower and support deaf people to be part of the local communities as well as working with local community groups in raising deaf awareness and promoting community cohesion.
“Examples of support range from volunteering with our project work or donating money toward equipments and trainings/resources to support our work. Every helps is gratefully received.
“Please spread the word and be part of the change in #givingtuesday. Tweet us at #harrowunited to show us your support.”
ABOUT HARROW UNITED DEAF CLUB
Harrow United Deaf Club is a vibrant community group with a difference. Formed in 2009, the club has successfully grown as one of most popular deaf clubs in Harrow because it opened its doors to other deaf communities as well as hearing people learning BSL. In consequence there is a great sense of pride in diversity and supporting each other.
Members of all ages and faiths meet in an informal and relaxed social environment. It is open to all deaf and hearing people and their families from across the ethnic and religious community. The club organises a range of social and educational events as well as providing help and support for its members. Importantly it acts as a lobbying and liaison group to ensure that deaf people can access local and national services.
FUN FOR OUR CHILDREN
Deaf children and hearing children of deaf adults enjoy a range of activities including art & craft, drama and games, and older people take advantage of the meetings to get out of their homes and reduce their social isolation.
Membership grows from strength to strength. Together with our Committee members, Ambassadors, Patrons and several Volunteers, we meet monthly, usually with activities based around a theme, e.g. H M The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, London Olympics, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Easter, Eid and Diwali, Christmas and Hanukkah.
Working in partnership with other organisations, the club provides educational programmes designed to empower and inform members.
Invited speakers discussed on local and national issues. The discussion groups enable members to have a voice on issues that affect their daily living, and ensure they have full access to information and services that they may otherwise not be aware of.