Chester & District Committee for Deaf People, registered charity 237910 operate out of Chester Deaf Centre, South View Road, CHESTER CH1 4JG. A group of volunteers 45 in total help to raise funds for the centre on a regular basis by being members of a British Sign Language Choir - going out performing and collecting throughout the year. Practises are held every Saturday from 10.15 am. to 12.15 pm.at the Centre. Uniform and expenses are provided for bookings.
They will learn British Sign Language, and perform to a variety of songs in this language, but NOT SINGING, performing in BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE. Adults must have Level 1 BSL to join. Young people aged 8 to 16 do not have to have any BSL - BSL courses will be funded if sufficient numbers are available in order to run a course.
Commitment and dedication. A love of languages, Availability on Saturdays, and some evenings when bookings are in an evening. Having a car is useful, but not essential as we do give lifts. All volunteers are DBS checked (Disclosure Barring Service). We have first aiders in the choir, and all members are required to complete a health declaration form/next of kin etc., so that in the event of them falling ill when we are out, we know how to help them.