Lip reading classes in Seaford thanks to Seaford Police

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SEAFORD Hard of Hearing Club received a £200 boost from the Police Property Act Fund.

The group provides lip reading classes at the St James Clubhouse in Blatchington Road.

Money will go towards making these lifeline services more affordable for members.

Club honorary secretary Brian Carter said: “The request was made for the specific purpose of enabling our lip reading class to be sustainable and affordable to our members in the current difficult economic climate.

“This timely assistance from Sussex Police is greatly appreciated.

“For people with hearing impediments the value of this class cannot be underestimated, it is of immense importance to deaf people in their everyday activities.

“Even simple things in life can be so difficult for the hard of hearing.”

The group received help with the application from Seaford sergeant Chris Veale, while the cheque was presented by PCSOs Cathy Clarke and Steve Carter.

Lip reading classes take place on Tuesday mornings throughout the year in three term blocks, lasting for ten weeks, with a half term break in each.

The Seaford Hard of Hearing Club meets on the first Friday of each month.

The next one will be on Friday March 4 at 2pm when the speaker will be Eric Huke who will talk about the raising of Henry VIII’s MARY ROSE more than 400 years after she capsized.

Brian added: “Most importantly Eric was a diver on the project - this talk will be of great interest.”

Further information call Brian on 01323 898628 or email - bcarter29@btinternet.com.