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Tell us about your group Our members are all retired but our membership covers all age groups.

Where is your group based? Beaufort Sports and Social Club.

What areas does your group benefit? The club is open to anyone but exists to help people with the disability of hearing impairment.

How often do you meet? Monthly.

How long has your group been established? 26 years.

Why will the money you receive from the Wish campaign mean so much to your group? Hearing impairment is very limiting as one cannot join social groups, go to the theatre, go out for meals and join in conversation, take part in meetings, even use shop checkouts when money is involved. Our club provides a friendly, social atmosphere away from those problems. Call in for a cup of tea with us one day!

Who will benefit from the money raised? There are 22 people who will benefit from the money raised.

How will your group plan to spend the money? The money will be used to purchase a much needed piece of electronic equipment as the group has to use a loop system and screen. We are borrowing the projector at the moment. Any money we may be given would also be used on the social programme - ie, demonstrations, talks, outings, so that we could continue with helping people with this disability.

Tell us something special about your group Forming a hard of hearing club was the idea and consequent work of Mrs Louise Storrow, audiologist at the then East Birmingham Hospital. It is probably the only hard of hearing club in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
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Date:Nov 21, 2013
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