Ciren Sorops choose Gloucester Deaf Association as their Charity of the Year


President Marietta, Jenny & Gemma from GDA

 

SI Cirencester are delighted to announce that President Marietta’s Charity of the year is the Gloucester Deaf Association which support deaf and hard of hearing people in Gloucestershire.
To celebrate the partnership, GDA’s Jenny Hopkins and Gemma Sills attended our  dinner meeting in April which was held at the Royal Agriculture College in Cirencester. President Marietta said, “We are very happy to be working with such a wonderful local charity. After meeting GDA at the beginning  of the year, I was completely bowled over with the struggles young deaf people face in their education. Through our support we hope to enable GDA’s Education Centre for Deaf People to get off the ground”.
GDA’s Chief Executive, Jenny Hopkins said “GDA is extremely grateful to Marietta and the Cirencester and District SI for supporting our charity in this way. With their help, we will be able to establish an education centre designed to equip deaf and hard of hearing people with the skills they’ll need to get into employment.”
We start this years fundraising efforts with a St George’s Day themed dinner on Friday 26 April
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President Marietta presenting cheque to Jenny from GDA
First fundraiser of President Marietta's Year
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GDA Fundraiser
GDA Fundraising 4
Our first fundraising event was a Red, White and Blue themed 5 course dinner – for 36 at a members home (I know – we all thought she was mad to!).  All monies not yet in but with match funding and gift aid it is hoped in excess of £2500.00 was raised.