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Coffee and cake raise £348 for GDA

Coventry Building Society customers help raise funds for deaf charity

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 local deaf charity Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA).

Staff of the branch did their best ‘Bake Off’ impression, creating a delicious array of cakes and savory treats. Customers were invited to take time out of their busy days and enjoy coffee and cake in return for a small donation. Thanks to the efforts of the staff and their generous customers the day raised a fantastic £348.50.

Money raised from the event and future fundraising inititatives will help fund the clubs GDA hosts in Cirencester; a weekly lip-reading group, monthly deaf children’s club and a monthly hard of hearing group.

Tracy Ellis, from the Coventry’s Cirencester branch said “Both my customers and staff never fail to amaze me in their generosity in both time, cooking, donations and support for the charities we work closely with. A big thank you from me to every one involved in making a wonderful coffee morning, raising money for such a worth while charity.”
Jenny Hopkins, Chief Executive of GDA said “Many congratulations to Tracy and the team for such a successful launch event. As well as the chance to enjoy some delicious cake it was a great opportunity for us to tell more people in Cirencester about the work we are doing in their community to support people living with hearing loss.” 

Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown also came down to lend his support and find out more about the partnership between the two organisations.

Over the coming months GDA will be working with the branch to further their commitment for excellent customer service by hosting a number of deaf awareness training sessions for the staff.

For more information about Cirencester Deaf Children’s Club, Cirencester Lip Reading class or Cirencester Hard of Hearing club, call Gloucestershire Deaf Association on  01452 372999 or email admin@glosdeaf.org.uk

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