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Parliamentary Candidate Signs Support for Harrow United Deaf Club

Posted by | January 11, 2015 | News | No Comments
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IMG_5109The Labour candidate for Harrow East Uma Kumaran has sent a message to Harrow residents, using British Sign Language to show her support for Harrow United Deaf Club.

A strong supporter of the organisation, Uma used the video as an opportunity to highlight the fantastic work that Harrow United Deaf Club has done in raising deaf issues and access to services in Harrow.

To see the full video, visit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ldurLSs3w

Uma Kumaran said:

I was delighted to have the opportunity to film this video for Harrow United Deaf Club. I have had the privilege of working with the organisation on a number of occasions, and this was a great opportunity to highlight the amazing work they do in our community.

Organisations like Harrow United Deaf Club are an outstanding example of the diverse and inclusive community we celebrate here in Harrow. I am proud to be a supporter of HUDC and look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

Asif Iqbal MBE, President of Harrow United Deaf Club, said:

It was a privilege to have her support. I invited her to our Nov 2014 event where I taught her basic BSL and two months on, it took me by surprise that she managed to deliver the video in BSL, a fantastic achievement for a new learner of BSL! As far as I’m aware, I believe she is the first parliamentary candidate to have delivered a message in BSL for the Deaf community and I hope to see more MPs and parliamentary candidates to do the same. With the upcoming election, it is vital for all political parties to engage directly with the Deaf community and to hear their voices.