The John Clare Society, The Stables, 1a West Street, Helpston, Peterborough PE6 7DU, telephone 0733 252678.
Friends for the Young Deaf, a charity celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, encourages young deaf and partially deaf people to develop their skills and confidence so that they become active members of society, find employment and improve the quality of their life. It is particularly concerned with integrating the deaf and those who can hear by organising mutual activities so that both can learn that deafness need not be a barrier. The organisation has a four-stage training programme, costing pounds 2,000 per person, intended to achieve these aims; it is appealing to raise money so that more young people, who raise as much of the fees as they can, can participate. This summer, courses and activities include camping weekends, conservation weekends, an adventure week in Bude, Cornwall, walks and a sailing trip.
Friends of the Young Deaf, East Court Mansion, Council Offices, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT, telephone 0342 323444, 0342 312639 (minicom).
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