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New research links hearing loss to dementia

New research links hearing loss to dementia

20/07/2017

 
An international study in the Lancet has revealed that hearing loss is the top factors that contribute to the risk of dementia.  
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Award for deaf-friendly employer

Award for deaf-friendly employer

19/07/2017

 
Thanks to the GEM Project, deaf people are enjoying employment opportunities like never before. One employer's deaf-friendly approach has been recognised with the 'Exemplar Employer' award  
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New GDA Youth Participation Leader

New GDA Youth Participation Leader

18/07/2017

 
Following a round of interviews, GDA is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Youth Participation Leader  
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'Hear for You' summer 2017 is out now

06/07/2017

 
The latest issue of our 'Hear for You' newsletter is available to read now, featuring stories about our recent Three Peak Challenge, YouChoose and local hearing-aid clinics.  
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Invitation to GDYZ members and families

Invitation to GDYZ members and families

04/07/2017

 
On Thursday 13th July, from 6.15pm until 9pm, there is a very special event to be held at GDA that we would like as many GDYZ members to attend as possible.  
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Deaf awareness for the future generation

Deaf awareness for the future generation

28/06/2017

 
GDA's Reg Cobb gave an inspirational talk the other day to pupils and staff at St John's on-the-Hill  
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Friendship Circle summer fun

Friendship Circle summer fun

28/06/2017

 
Yesterday we welcomed 70 guests to our community centre in Barnwood, for our annual Friendship Circle summer party...  
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New GDA job opportunity

New GDA job opportunity

31/05/2017

 
GDA is excited to announce a new role of 'Youth Participation Leader' at GDA. Could you be the person to support Deaf young people and their families...  
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They did it!!

They did it!!

23/05/2017

 
Our intrepid explorers returned on Sunday afternoon having completed the epic Three Peak Challenge in true GDA style - with a smile on their face  
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Ten annoying things about hearing aids

Ten annoying things about hearing aids

15/05/2017

 
It’s Deaf Awareness Week. Are you a hearing aid wearer? Or know someone who is? GDA, offers a (mostly) lighthearted take on ten annoying things about hearing aids. See if you agree...  
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Tell us what you think

Tell us what you think

27/04/2017

 
Help us shape the future of services for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Gloucestershire - tell us what you think in this short survey  
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GEM project success

GEM project success

27/04/2017

 
A number of Deaf participants involved in the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) project have successfully completed a hearing awareness workshop.  
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Three Peak challengers sail past £5,000 mark

Three Peak challengers sail past £5,000 mark

12/04/2017

 
With just SIX weeks left until they take on this epic challenge in aid of GDA, our team of 18 challengers have already smashed the £5,000 fundraising mark...  
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CDCC celebrates sixth birthday

CDCC celebrates sixth birthday

04/04/2017

 
Six years ago, Cirencester Deaf Children's Club was born to support children and their families, living in Gloucestershire with hearing loss. At the weekend it celebrated it's sixth birthday...  
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Sign Language Week

Sign Language Week

14/03/2017

 
This week, 13th to 19th March, is Sign Language Week - a chance to celebrate British Sign Language becoming an officially recognised language by the Government in 2003.  
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Quiz night boost for Three Peak total

Quiz night boost for Three Peak total

09/03/2017

 
The GDA hall was packed out on Friday night when 67 guests joined us for our Three Peak challenge 'Quiz with a Difference' fundraiser...  
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Forest School is back...

Forest School is back...

03/03/2017

 
The Forest School is an exciting outdoor initiative which offers a fabulous opportunity for young people to explore the great outdoors...  
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Safari dinner in aid of GDA

Safari dinner in aid of GDA

28/02/2017

 
Saturday night may have been cold and damp but that didn't stop a band of GDA supporters joining in the fun at a Safari Dinner fundraiser...  
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Three Peak set to raise £8,000 for GDA

Three Peak set to raise £8,000 for GDA

23/02/2017

 
Our team of Three Peak challengers have been getting well and truly stuck into their fundraising efforts and are currently on target to reach their £8,000 target.  
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Donation from Cotteswold Freemasons Lodge

Donation from Cotteswold Freemasons Lodge

08/02/2017

 
On Saturday 4th February, GDA's Cirencester Deaf Children's Club (CDCC) welcomed a donation from the Cotteswold Freemasons Lodge  
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Forest Green Rovers book raises £4,000

Forest Green Rovers book raises £4,000

19/01/2017

 
When GDA Trustee Chris Gardner, set out to write a book to raise money for the charity, he never dreamed it would be such a hit...  
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New Cheltenham hearing-aid clinic dates

New Cheltenham hearing-aid clinic dates

11/01/2017

 
We are delighted to announce new dates for the Severn Post Surgery hearing-aid clinic, open to patients of the surgery  
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Latest 'Hear for You' issue

Latest

04/01/2017

 
GDA's 'Hear for You' newsletter returns with another bumper issue and takes a look at what the charity has been up to over the last six months...  
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GDA needs your votes

GDA needs your votes

04/01/2017

 
The Local Answer is once again, offering charities the chance of winning £5,000 by asking supporters to vote for them...  
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Lip-reading classes return for 2017

Lip-reading classes return for 2017

22/12/2016

 
GDA’s popular lip-reading classes provide a friendly and supportive environment and are a perfect opportunity for anyone living with any level of hearing loss to learn an essential life skill  
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Young and Deaf in Gloucestershire

Young and Deaf in Gloucestershire

19/12/2016

 
GDA is currently reviewing its services for older children and young adults and we would like you to participate in our survey.  
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GWP helps bring Christmas fun to CDCC

GWP helps bring Christmas fun to CDCC

06/12/2016

 
DCC were kept busy at their Christmas party thanks to the generosity of GWP Packaging who donated three-dimensional cardboard Christmas trees for the children to decorate  
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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

01/12/2016

 
GDA will run reduced opening hours over the festive period.  
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Festive lunch for hard of hearing

Festive lunch for hard of hearing

29/11/2016

 
Seventy three people, each living with hearing loss, came to GDA to enjoy a festive get together as part of the charity's Friendship Circle.  
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GDA awarded Level 2 PQASSO Quality Mark

GDA awarded Level 2 PQASSO Quality Mark

09/11/2016

 
GDA has become the first user-led charity in the county to achieve the PQASSO Quality Mark at level 2, a nationally recognised accreditation.  
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New book for GDA is a hit!

New book for GDA is a hit!

25/10/2016

 
A book about Forest Green Rovers, written by GDA Chair, Chris Gardner, in aid of GDA launched on Saturday 22nd October and is already proving to be a hit.  
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Stroud lip-reading classes

Stroud lip-reading classes

18/10/2016

 
Due to unexpected circumstances our Stroud lip-reading classes will be postponed until further notice.  
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'The Rise of Forest Green Rovers'

13/10/2016

 
This heart-warming account of FGR's amazing rise to the verge of glory by Chris Gardner, takes the reader on the rollercoaster ride that was the 2015/16 season, with proceeds from the sale of the book going to GDA.  
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GDA signs up to take on Three Peaks

GDA signs up to take on Three Peaks

11/10/2016

 
It's all systems go for GDA's next fundraising challenge. We've jumped out of a plane, we've run 13.1 miles, so climbing the three tallest peaks in the UK seems the next obvious step...  
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GDA announced as TSB Local Charity partner

GDA announced as TSB Local Charity partner

22/09/2016

 
GDA has been chosen as one of the charity partners of TSB's new Local Charity partner in Barnwood  
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New hearing-aid clinic in Cam

New hearing-aid clinic in Cam

13/09/2016

 
In partnership with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GDA is hosting free hearing-aid clinics across the county and we're delighted to be adding Cam to our list of venues  
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New lip-reading class term dates

New lip-reading class term dates

01/09/2016

 
GDA's popular lip-reading classes are returning for another term in venues across Gloucestershire  
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New deaf friendly Forest School given boost

New deaf friendly Forest School given boost

02/06/2016

 
Funding from The Discovery Foundation has given a new GDA initiative a welcome boost. The deaf friendly Forest School is now able to pilot four session over the summer.  
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Two new free hearing-aid clinics

Two new free hearing-aid clinics

31/05/2016

 
Following the fabulous response to our free hearing-aid clinics across the county, we are delighted to be adding two new venues in the Forest of Dean  
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GDA speaks to BBC about hearing aid clinics

GDA speaks to BBC about hearing aid clinics

26/04/2016

 
On Thursday 21st April GDA invited BBC Radio Gloucestershire along to one of their free hearing-aid clinics to find out what's on offer  
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Charitable staff raise £2,300 for GDA

Charitable staff raise £2,300 for GDA

19/04/2016

 
The team at Coventry Building Society Cirencester branch have been tirelessly fundraising over the last few months and on Thursday presented GDA with a cheque for £2,300  
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Gloucestershire Business Show

Gloucestershire Business Show

08/04/2016

 
GDA will once again be present at the Gloucestershire Business Show, this year taking part in the Training & Development Hub alongside other local organisations  
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GDA up for Charity Governance Award

GDA up for Charity Governance Award

05/04/2016

 
GDA is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for an award in the 2016 Charity Governance Awards in the 'Managing Turnaround' category  
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Lip-reading classes return for the spring

Lip-reading classes return for the spring

31/03/2016

 
GDA's popular lip-reading classes return for another term  
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New partnership to improve hearing services

New partnership to improve hearing services

30/03/2016

 
Patients with hearing aids will now be able to have simple repairs carried out without a hospital appointment, thanks to a new partnership with GDA  
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Record-breaking Race Night

Record-breaking Race Night

17/03/2016

 
GDA held it's third Race Night fundraiser on Friday 11th March and raised a record-breaking amount to support the charity's Transport Fund  
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'Dave the Signer' wins award

11/03/2016

 
It was another successful night for GDA as we collected our very own 'OSCAT' award from Stroud Community TV  
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New lip-reading class dates

New lip-reading class dates

03/03/2016

 
Lip-reading classes return for another term in a number of venues across Gloucestershire.  
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Latest issue of 'Hear for You' newsletter

Latest issue of

25/02/2016

 
A lots been happening at GDA over the last few months... click to find out more  
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GDA community centre receives a face-lift

GDA community centre receives a face-lift

19/01/2016

 
Thanks to some kind folk at Gloucester Quays Rotary Club, GDA's community centre has been given a new lease of life  
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Lip-reading classes return for 2016

Lip-reading classes return for 2016

03/12/2015

 
GDA's popular lip-reading classes return for 2016 with a slight shake-up to the schedule  
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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

02/12/2015

 
GDA will be operating reduced opening hours over the festive season  
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GDA launches pop-up equipment shops

GDA launches pop-up equipment shops

19/11/2015

 
Gloucestershire residents will now be able to enjoy greater access to specialist listening aid equipment thanks to GDA's pop-up equipment shops taking place across the county  
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GDA's auction night raises £7,000

GDA

10/11/2015

 
Over 70 people attended GDA's first ever Auction of Promises fundraiser on Friday night to help raise a record breaking amount for GDA  
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Auction bidding now OPEN

Auction bidding now OPEN

24/10/2015

 
From holidays and Cotswold flights to meals out and signed sports memorabilia - the GDA 'Hands Up' Auction of Promises has everything a good auction should do - and bidding is now OPEN  
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GDA goes viral

GDA goes viral

13/10/2015

 
A video informing deaf people of changes to Disability Living Allowance has reached further than we could ever have imagined  
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Deaf sailing legend inspires community

Deaf sailing legend inspires community

06/10/2015

 
On Saturday 3rd October, GDA played host to deaf sailing legend, Gerry Hughes who came to share his story about his round the world sailing adventure.  
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A thank you from us to you

A thank you from us to you

01/10/2015

 
To everyone who kindly helped Team GDA raise a staggering £5,500, thank you. Here's a little thank you from us to you...  
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Triumphant day for half marathon team

Triumphant day for half marathon team

30/09/2015

 
On Sunday 27th September, Team GDA took to the streets of Cheltenham to take part in the Cheltenham Half Marathon to raise money for GDA, and what a day they had...  
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Deaf awareness feedback

Deaf awareness feedback

23/09/2015

 
It's always nice to receive positive feedback so we thought we'd share the response we received from a recent deaf awareness training session  
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I'm sorry Mum...

I

15/09/2015

 
We recently received this letter from a daughter to her mother following a deaf awareness talk GDA gave to NHS staff at Edward Jenner Court  
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New job opportunity at GDA

New job opportunity at GDA

25/08/2015

 
GDA is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our vibrant and forward-thinking charity  
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Deaf stories feature in new book

Deaf stories feature in new book

05/08/2015

 
Local author, Andrew Thorn spoke to members of Gloucester's deaf community to help form his new book 'Pride of Gloucester'  
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GDA speaks to Radio Gloucestershire

GDA speaks to Radio Gloucestershire

29/07/2015

 
On Monday, GDA's Jenny Hopkins spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about what the new NHS 'Accessible Information Standard' will mean to deaf people in the county.  
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GDA teams up with business to help deaf

GDA teams up with business to help deaf

22/07/2015

 
Cheltenham-based business consultant has successfully employed its second deaf employee, with the support of GDA  
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NHS regulations breakthrough for Deaf

NHS regulations breakthrough for Deaf

21/07/2015

 
The NHS has published new rules to make health and social care more accessible to deaf and disabled people. The revised Accessible Information Standard has been hailed as a breakthrough by GDA  
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Coffee and cake raise £348 for GDA

Coffee and cake raise £348 for GDA

14/07/2015

 
Customers of Cirencester’s Coventry Building Society branch came out in force on Friday to support the launch event to celebrate the partnership between the branch and GDA  
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Lip-reading challenge proves challenging

Lip-reading challenge proves challenging

09/07/2015

 
Last week GDA was invited to attend the Sterling Business Show at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester. While there the charity hosts a communication challenge to show how hard lip-reading actually is  
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Red Lemon partners with GDA

Red Lemon partners with GDA

08/07/2015

 
Cotswold based design agency, Red Lemon have announced Gloucestershire Deaf Association as their charity partner  
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Deaf student's achievements recognised

Deaf student

30/06/2015

 
Sam Ivins' hard work and achievements were recognised recently at the Hartpury College's annual 'Further Education Prize Day'  
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GDA youngsters get creative

GDA youngsters get creative

16/06/2015

 
Members of GDA's deaf youth groups, CDCC and GDYZ came together on Sunday to enjoy a fun day of arts to create a special piece of artwork  
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Belly laughs all round at GDA

Belly laughs all round at GDA

16/06/2015

 
It was another fun night at GDA on Friday as the guys from Improv Comedy came to GDA for the second of GDA's 'Hands Up Festival'  
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New Sheriff of Gloucester supports GDA

New Sheriff of Gloucester supports GDA

28/05/2015

 
When Councillor Jim Beeley was sworn in as the new Sheriff of Gloucester last week he pledged his support to GDA  
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Building Society selects community partner

Building Society selects community partner

20/05/2015

 
Coventry Building Society’s Cirencester branch has put a focus on better communication with disadvantaged people by selecting GDA as its new community partner  
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GDA wins 'Social Enterprise Award'

GDA wins

14/05/2015

 
At yesterdays Gloucestershire Business Show Charity Gala, GDA was awarded with the 'Social Enterprise Award'  
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Deaf hustings feature on 'See Hear'

Deaf hustings feature on

06/05/2015

 
GDA's pre-general election debate featuring all seven of Gloucester's election candidates has featured today on BBC's See Hear programme  
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Hands Up Festival returns with more comedy

Hands Up Festival returns with more comedy

28/04/2015

 
After the debut event of GDA's Hands Up Festival back in March, the festival returns in June with more comedy, this time from Comedy Improv  
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GDA speaks to Radio Gloucestershire

GDA speaks to Radio Gloucestershire

22/04/2015

 
Jenny Hopkins, GDA's Chief Executive spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire recently about the charity's hustings event with Gloucester General Election candidates  
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Triumphant 'Bring & Buy' sale for GDA

Triumphant

21/04/2015

 
GDA supporter, Trustee and all-round hero Jackie Gloyn has excelled herself with her latest fundraising extravaganza...  
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Cycleaid support GDA

Cycleaid support GDA

21/04/2015

 
Cycle accident solicitor firm, Cycleaid have very kindly donated a cycle rack to GDA as part of their new development arrangements  
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Unique election hustings for Gloucester deaf

Unique election hustings for Gloucester deaf

16/04/2015

 
Gloucester’s election hopefuls gathered at Barnwood-based Gloucestershire Deaf Association to hear and answer the concerns of some of the city’s most vulnerable constituents  
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GDA's community centre re-opens

GDA

01/04/2015

 
GDA's popular Community Centre in Barnwood has re-opened after redevelopment work, thanks in part to a £65,000 grant...  
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GDA joins BBC Music in Tewkesbury

GDA joins BBC Music in Tewkesbury

19/03/2015

 
On Saturday 28th March GDA Youth Choir will join some of Gloucestershire's finest young musicians for a special concert at Tewkesbury Abbey  
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Gloucester election candidates coming to GDA

Gloucester election candidates coming to GDA

11/03/2015

 
In the run up to the general election on the 7th May, GDA has invited Gloucester's main political party candidates along to share their policies  
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Glowing report for deaf entrepreneur

Glowing report for deaf entrepreneur

05/03/2015

 
Sam Bryan, one of GDA's Mutton Jeffrey's deaf entrepreneurs is already impressing her clients with her cleaning service...  
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GDA launches educational videos for BSL users

GDA launches educational videos for BSL users

05/03/2015

 
GDA has launched a new series of videos specifically for Deaf BSL users.  
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Exciting opportunity for young people

Exciting opportunity for young people

11/02/2015

 
Are you aged between 12 and 21 years and fancy yourself a bit of a performer? We're looking for young people to join the GDA choir for a special concert at Tewkesbury Abbey  
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Deaf comedian John Smith coming to GDA

Deaf comedian John Smith coming to GDA

04/02/2015

 
GDA's first 'Hands Up Festival' is proud to present deaf comedy legend John Smith as its first in an exciting line-up of events  
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'Dave the Signer' is a hit

27/01/2015

 
GDA's first deaf awareness video launched last Thursday has already received over 2,000 views. Check out what all the hype is about...  
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GDA speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

GDA speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

16/01/2015

 
On Thursday 15th, GDA spoke to Anna King at BBC Radio Gloucestershire to tell them more about our new deaf awareness campaign.  
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New deaf awareness videos coming soon...

New deaf awareness videos coming soon...

13/01/2015

 
Over the next few weeks, local deaf charity Gloucestershire Deaf Association will be releasing weekly videos which aim to help Gloucestershire become the ‘most deaf friendly county’ in Britain.  
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Things are looking up for deaf employment

Things are looking up for deaf employment

07/01/2015

 
Thanks to GDA's 'Mutton Jeffrey' project local deaf people now have the chance to set up their own businesses  
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Merry Christmas from GDA

Merry Christmas from GDA

19/12/2014

 
Wishing all our wonderful supporters and colleagues a fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Year in our own GDA way... You have to watch!  
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And the winners are...

And the winners are...

18/12/2014

 
After months of selling raffle tickets this morning the winners of our Christmas raffle draw were picked at random  
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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

18/12/2014

 
Information about when GDA will be open over the Christmas holidays  
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Overwhelmed by support from GDA

Overwhelmed by support from GDA

16/12/2014

 
Elderly Cirencester resident, Jenny Parker has been overwhelmed by the support from GDA this Christmas time  
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2015 lip-reading classes announced

2015 lip-reading classes announced

10/12/2014

 
Join GDA for a term of lip-reading classes to help you overcome the loss of your hearing  
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Christmas raffle draw

Christmas raffle draw

03/12/2014

 
Enter our Christmas draw to help us raise money to fund our annual pantomime trip for a special BSL interpreted performance of 'Sleeping Beauty'  
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Do your Christmas shopping online

Do your Christmas shopping online

27/11/2014

 
If you're planning on doing your Christmas shopping online this year, using EasyFundraising will raise much needed pounds money for GDA at not extra cost to you  
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Golf Club hit a hole in one for GDA

Golf Club hit a hole in one for GDA

26/11/2014

 
Huge thanks to Cirencester Golf Club who over the last year have been fundraising in aid of our Cirencester Deaf Children's Club and have raised £2,231  
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Elderly speak of loneliness and isolation

Elderly speak of loneliness and isolation

25/11/2014

 
The free 24-hour helpline 'Silver Line' has received over 300,000 calls from elderly people who told of the loneliness and isolation they feel  
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Mutton Jeffrey interview with Radio Glos

Mutton Jeffrey interview with Radio Glos

21/11/2014

 
On Friday 21st November we spoke to Chris Baxter at BBC Radio Gloucestershire about our new breakthrough project, 'Mutton Jeffrey'  
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Festive fun with GDA

Festive fun with GDA

19/11/2014

 
Yesterday we were delighted to host our annual Christmas party for our hard of hearing groups. 50 guests from across the county came to enjoy a festive knees-up  
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GDA's re-development given £10,000 boost

GDA

14/11/2014

 
Thanks to a grant of £10,000 by the Summerfield Charitable Trust, GDA's re-development plans have been given a boost to ensure the future of Gloucestershire's Deaf Community  
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Deaf entrepreneurs get a helping hand

Deaf entrepreneurs get a helping hand

12/11/2014

 
Deaf entrepreneurs are being given a helping hand by GDA to get their businesses recognised and to convince companies they are employable in a pioneering project  
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Mutton Jeffrey already shows success

Mutton Jeffrey already shows success

06/11/2014

 
Following the launch of GDA's breakthrough deaf enterprise, Mutton Jeffrey,  
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Jackie's Halloween extravaganza

Jackie

04/11/2014

 
GDA supporter, Trustee and all-round hero Jackie Gloyn hosted another spectacular dinner in aid of GDA and raises over £2,800 for the charity  
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GDA wins £2,000 in Lloyds Community Fund

GDA wins £2,000 in Lloyds Community Fund

04/11/2014

 
The votes have been counted and the results are in... thanks to all our wonderful supporters GDA has won £2,000 in the Lloyds Community Fund to help support vital lip-reading classes in Gloucestershire  
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From 'wash-up' to trainee photographer

From

22/10/2014

 
Garrie Martin is just one of several Deaf sign language users being assisted by GDA under its breakthrough employment project, 'Mutton Jeffrey'.  
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One week left to vote for GDA

One week left to vote for GDA

03/10/2014

 
With just one week left in the Lloyds TSB Community Fund, GDA needs your vote more then ever...  
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GDA's new club speaks to BBC Radio Glos

GDA

30/09/2014

 
On Friday 26 September, Gina Davis, who run's The Friday Club, spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about what they're up to  
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Giffords Circus treat for local deaf children

Giffords Circus treat for local deaf children

16/09/2014

 
Families from Cirencester Deaf Children’s Club were treated to a magical trip to Giffords Circus thanks to the fundraising efforts of Cirencester Golf Club.  
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Kim and Alex raise over £1,400 for GDA

Kim and Alex raise over £1,400 for GDA

11/09/2014

 
Cheltenham Half Marathon runners Kimberley Robinson and Alex Tomlinson have raised nearly £1,500 for GDA  
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GDA needs your vote

GDA needs your vote

10/09/2014

 
For GDA to stand a chance of winning £3,000 in the Lloyds TSB Community Fund we need your help  
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Update from GDA Cheltenham Half runners

Update from GDA  Cheltenham Half runners

03/06/2014

 
GDA supporters Kimberley and Alex have sprinted ahead with their Cheltenham Half Marathon fundraising and training  
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The Friday Club in Bourton

The Friday Club in Bourton

20/05/2014

 
September 2014 will see the launch of GDA's second children's club, this time in Bourton. The Friday Club will be led by mum of two Gina Davis.  
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GDA urges Equal Communication for All

GDA urges Equal Communication for All

20/05/2014

 
It's Deaf Awareness Week 19th-25th May 2014 and GDA calls for equal communication access  
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Tribute - Joan Gibson

Tribute - Joan Gibson

15/05/2014

 
Steve Morris, Chaplain among Deaf & Hard of Hearing People, pays tribute to Joan, a member of Gloucester & District Hard of Hearing Club.  
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GDA supporters to run the Cheltenham Half

GDA supporters to run the Cheltenham Half

12/05/2014

 
GDA supporters Kimberley and Alex have signed up to run the Cheltenham Half Marathon in September in aid of deaf and hard of hearing people in Gloucestershire  
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GDA launches funding appeal

GDA launches funding appeal

10/04/2014

 
GDA is seeking £60,000 towards building costs to relocate its Community Centre washrooms and car park.  
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Major report highlights NHS neglect of Deaf

Major report highlights NHS neglect of Deaf

25/03/2014

 
Thousands of Deaf people are dying early due to unintentional neglect by medical professionals.  
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GLOW'D - Gloucestershire Walk for Deaf

GLOW

13/01/2014

 
Join Reg for a Sunday walk and pub lunch on the last weekend of each month.  
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GDA responds to Holby City episode

GDA responds to Holby City episode

14/11/2013

 
In response to an episode of Holby City, GDA has submitted a complaint about the inappropriateness of a young daughter acting as an interpreter in a medical situation  
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Local solicitor firm supports GDA

Local solicitor firm supports GDA

06/11/2013

 
Cheltenham based solicitor firm, Davis Gregory have chosen GDA as their charity for November's 'Make a Will' campaign  
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Deaf comedian entertains sell-out crowd

Deaf comedian entertains sell-out crowd

22/10/2013

 
Renowned Deaf comedian, John Smith brings the house down at GDA in front of a sell-out crowd  
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Jackie through to final six

Jackie through to final six

10/10/2013

 
GDA Trustee, Jackie Gloyn has made it through to the Specsavers 'Sound Barrier Star Awards' final six entries  
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GDA speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

GDA speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

09/10/2013

 
Last week GDA spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about what's been happening at the charity over the last few weeks  
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Success for Three Peak Challenge explorers

Success for Three Peak Challenge explorers

08/10/2013

 
On 28th September, Sally Webb and Olivia Hills started their Three Peak Challenge in aid of GDA. Here's how they got on...  
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GDA Trustee wins regional 'Specsavers' award

GDA Trustee wins regional

25/09/2013

 
Jackie Gloyn has been recognised by Specsavers Sound Barrier Star Awards for her work supporting the local deaf community and her outstanding charity work.  
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Lip-reading classes update

Lip-reading classes update

23/09/2013

 
Unfortunately due to staff illness a number of lip-reading classes have been cancelled for week commencing 23 September.  
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A trio of fundraising events

A trio of fundraising events

09/09/2013

 
This weekend saw GDA enjoy a trio of events all raising money for our charity...  
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GDA's 'Hear for You' Autumn newsletter

GDA

30/08/2013

 
Read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter to find out what's been happening at GDA over the last three months  
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Autumn dates announced for lip-reading

Autumn dates announced for lip-reading

29/08/2013

 
GDA is pleased to announce the new lip-reading class dates for the autumn term.  
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Charity launches Transport Appeal

Charity launches Transport Appeal

23/08/2013

 
In partnership with the Wilts & Glos Standard, GDA is delighted to have launched an appeal to raise £5,000 which will support hearing impaired people with transport difficulties  
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Local man doing Cheltenham Tri for GDA

Local man doing Cheltenham Tri for GDA

06/08/2013

 
GDA supporter, Gaetan Quinson will be joining thousands of other competitors in this year's Cheltenham Triathlon to raise money for people living with hearing loss  
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Roll up, roll up, get your raffle tickets

Roll up, roll up, get your raffle tickets

31/07/2013

 
We are delighted to announce the launch of the FSI's small charity raffle draw. Get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.  
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Three Peak Challenge receives a boost

Three Peak Challenge receives a boost

29/07/2013

 
GDA's Three Peak Challenge has received a fundraising boost in the last few days thanks to local businesses.  
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GDA sells car park to raise funds

GDA sells car park to raise funds

23/07/2013

 
GDA has put its car park up for sale to help pay towards a local government pension scheme deficit.  
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GDA backs report on elderly person isolation

GDA backs report on elderly person isolation

22/07/2013

 
The charity Age UK have launched a report that shows elderly people living in rural England feel isolated and lonely due to difficulties in accessing services and shops.  
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GDA needs your vote...

GDA needs your vote...

04/07/2013

 
We need your help for GDA to win £5,000. All you have to do is vote for our entry in the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge. Click to find out more  
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A fitting tribute

A fitting tribute

27/06/2013

 
On Tuesday 25 June over 80 guests gathered together to celebrate the life of a dear GDA friend, supporter and Trustee; Michael Law  
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Reg's triumphant Henley Triathlon

Reg

24/06/2013

 
On Sunday 23 June, GDA colleague and supporter Reg Cobb competed in the Henley Triathlon to raise money for our charity  
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Shop online and support GDA

Shop online and support GDA

18/06/2013

 
Supporting your favourite deaf charity just got easier. Every time you buy something online you could be raising money for GDA...  
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GDA's 'Hear for You' Summer newsletter

GDA

31/05/2013

 
Read the latest issue of GDA's 'Hear for You' newsletter to find out what's been happening at your favourite deaf charity  
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GDA offers free Money Matters workshops

GDA offers free Money Matters workshops

24/05/2013

 
Starting Monday 10 June, GDA will begin a series of free Money Matters workshops for deaf and hard of hearing people  
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GDA's Education Centre for Deaf People

GDA

08/05/2013

 
On Tuesday 7 May, GDA launched the new Education Centre set up to support deaf people in finding employment or continuing their education.  
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Successful fundraising weekend for GDA

Successful fundraising weekend for GDA

30/04/2013

 
GDA supporters shone this weekend raising over £2,800 for the charity  
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Soroptimists make GDA Charity of the Year

Soroptimists make GDA Charity of the Year

24/04/2013

 
Cirencester and District Soroptimists have chosen to support GDA by making them their Charity of the Year  
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Royal artist supports GDA

Royal artist supports GDA

10/04/2013

 
Royal artist, Richard Stone has kindly donated a copy of his 'Notable Portraits' to raise money for GDA.  
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Changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

09/04/2013

 
GDA raises concerns on how the major changes to disability benefits will affect deaf people  
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