30 Jan 2012
Eastenders actress Rita Simons joined in with signing in
December at a Christmas carol concert in Camden by the United
Response Deaf Choir, which she attended with her deaf daughter,
The carol service was interpreted with
British Sign Language and was held to fundraise for the charity
Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL, previously RNID).
Rita and Maiya enjoyed the carols and the
whole audience was given the opportunity to learn how to sign along
to the song 'Winter Wonderland'. Simons commented: "I attended the
concert as I'm a big supporter of AoHL, a charity close to my
heart. Everyone was able to join in, including Maiya, as the carols
were sung and signed. It was lovely!"
The Mayor of Camden, Abdul Quadir, chose
AoHL as his Charity of 2011 and worked with the charity to benefit
over 15% of the people in Camden who live with hearing loss.
Jackie Ballard, AoHL chief executive, says:
"We are grateful to the Mayor of Camden's support for Action on
Hearing Loss. Christmas can be an isolating time and events like
the Mayor's carol service help make it inclusive for everyone."
If you think you may have a hearing loss why not take our online
hearing check questionnaire or make an appointment to have a free
hearing test at your nearest Amplifon branch.
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