JUNIOR EVENT: POOL PARTY- FULLY BOOKED
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER AT 12-2PM
DORCAN RECREATION COMPLEX, ST PAUL'S DRIVE, SWINDON SN3 5DA


THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - Following the success of last year's pool party we will once again be hosting this for 2019. We have booked exclusive hire of the pool, with floats in the pool for playing on, followed by pizza and drinks in the party room. 

The swim session will be supervised by Vicky Hunt, fully qualified swimming teacher with BSL who teaches some of our DCS kids at Dorcan pool through Level Water, plus additional qualified volunteers who will be able to sign, lifeguard and communicate with the attendees.

There are a maximum of 30 places available, for our deaf DCS kids and invitations will be sent out nearer the time of the event - Able swimmers aged 9+ who can swim 50m unaided can swim without an adult. All children aged 8 and under and any swimmers aged 9+ who cannot swim 50m unaided must be accompanied in the pool by a responsible adult. A parent/guardian must stay for this event.


MEETING: TECHNOLOGY EVENING
THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - 6.30PM
THE ROYAL OAK CUES LANE, BISHOPSTONE, SWINDON SN6 8PP 


We are really looking forward to this exciting new event. A casual meet up with meal and presentations from suppliers of fabulous technology for our deaf children. This should be educational as well as a chance for the older children and all parents of children of any age to get together.


FATHER CHRISTMAS OUTING- SANTA SPECIAL AT SWINDON AND CRICKLADE RAILWAY
SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER, MEET AT 1.15PM
BLUNSDON STATION, TADPOLE LANE, SWINDON, SN25 2DA


A fun pre-Christmas day out for our pre-school and primary aged members.  We will have our own carriage on the Santa Special steam/diesel train, which will take us down the line to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto. Presents will be selected to suit ages of the children. There are 15 child places available for our pre-school and primary aged members, with priority given to our Deaf members, plus limited places for accompanying adults. We expect this event to fill up fast, so contact us ASAP to book your places.


                                                                                                                                                                                   



Family Event: Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Match
Saturday 19 January 2019 
Doors open at 5.30 pm, Match starts at 6.15 pm

Better Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - We are pleased to announce details of our first event of 2019 - An opportunity to see the Swindon Wildcats ice hockey team in action at home! We have secured a block booking to watch the National Ice Hockey League 1 match against Streatham IHC on Saturday 19th January. Doors open at 5.30 pm with the match starting at 6.15 pm. EVERYONE BOOKED, PLEASE MEET IN THE FOYER AT 5.30PM.

There are a limited number places available, offered on a first come first served basis with priority given initially to our deaf members and accompanying adults. However if siblings would like to attend please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

To book your places please email Tasha at swindon@ndcsgroup.org.uk with the names and ages of the children attending plus names of accompanying adult(s) - please state which attendees are adults and children. The closing date is Monday 31st December, although due to the limited number of places available we would expect them to go fast, so book your places ASAP!


FAMILY EVENT: POTTERY MAKING
SUNDAY  24TH FEBRUARY 2019 AT 1PM
Eastcott Studios, 28 EASTCOTT HILL, SWINDON  SN1 3JG


Following the success of last years pottery event, we are holding this event again. There are only 15 places available so they will fill up fast! Open to all our deaf child members aged 5 and above. This is also a great opportunity for the parents to have a coffee and a catch up or join in with the pottery making. You will receive an email inviting you to the event with all the details to book nearer the time.


meeting: agm
wednesday 3rd april AT 6PM
the Royal Oak cues lane, bishopstone, swindon sn6 8pp

Our annual AGM will once again be hosted at The Royal Oak in Bishopstone. It is your chance to get involved. Stand for a committee role or just come along and support us while enjoying a relaxed meal in a fabulous location. All members are welcome, but we recommend only bringing older children who will enjoy the meal and participate. Under 18s are unable to vote. Booking will be essential for the AGM as a sit down meal is part of this annual event and the opportunity to catch up with other member families. BSL interpreters have been booked for this event, so we need to know who is coming along.


11+ EVENT: CHINESE MEAL
FRIDAY 5TH APRIL AT 6PM
HONGXIN ORIENTAL BUFFET, PEPPERBOX HILL, SWINDON, SN5 5EZ

A great opportunity for our 11+ members to meet up and enjoy a meal and a catch up with old friends as well as meet new friends. This event will be hosted by audiology professionals and Teachers of the Deaf and is a chance for the children to have some time together without the parents! Details will be emailed nearer the time with information of how to book.


INFANTS EVENT: JUNGLE BOOGIE BUS
SUNDAY 26TH MAY AT 3PM
THE BREWERS ARMS, HIGH STREET, WANBOROUGH, SN4 0AE

A new and fun event for our toddlers, pre-schoolers and infant-aged primary school children and their siblings aged 2-6 years. The double decker jungle boogie bus is full of fun and excitement and specifically designed for young children as a soft play area. The bus will be exclusively reserved for 16 of our DCS children and food will be provided. This is also a great chance for parents of younger children to meet up and have a chat. Invitations to this event will be sent out via email nearer to the time for you to book.


FUNDRAISER: SKYDIVE
sunday 30th june
REDLANDS AIRFIELD, REDLANDS FARM, WANBOROUGH, SN4 0AA

The first of our fundraising skydives in 2019. If jumping out of an aeroplane from 10,000 feet is on your bucket list or if you know anyone who fancies doing this... then this is their chance. Please email us at swindon@ndcsgroup.org.uk as SOON AS POSSIBLE TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST - This event is open to absolutely anyone you know, so get networking and find us some crazy people who would love to do this. The date will be booked to suit those who are keen to do this.


FUNDRAISER: PIG RACING
SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 
THE Royal Oak, CUES LANE, BISHOPSTONE, SWINDON SN6 8PP

A great fun day out for all the family watching hapless piggies sauntering down the cues lane race track! this event has been a massive sucess over the past few years and Helen Browning is once again showing her support to local charities by donating funds raised from the tote and pig sponsorship. we are always in need of volunteers to help out on the cake stand and bake cakes for this event, as well as supporters to just turn up and enjoy a great, fund day out in this beautiful village.


FAMILY EVENT: TRAMPOLINE PARK
SUNDAY 14th july 5.30pm
FREEDOG TRAMPOLINE PARK, 30 TECHNO TRADING ESTATE, BRAMBLE RD, SN2 8HB

A popular event from previous years is back again in 2019. This will be a great meet up for families and a chance to bounce during our very own SEN session at Freedog and get together with DCS friends -  Attendees will need to arrive for 5.30pm and we will commence bouncing from 6-7pm. After our bounce there will be an opportunity to chat with fiends over food and drinks - There are spaces for up to 30 of our children, bringing along a carer who can bounce too - Booking information will be sent nearer the time.


FAMILY EVENT: ice skating
SUNDAY 1st september - 2.15 - 5.15pm
the links centre, Whitehill Way, swindon sn5 7dl


Our ever popular annual ice skating event will be held at the very end of the summer holidays this year. A final fling with DCS friends before going back to school. The event will be open to all family members. Further information and booking details will be emailed nearer the time, but book the date in your diaries.


fundraiser: skydive 
31st august & 8th september 
REDLANDS AIRFIELD, REDLANDS FARM, WANBOROUGH, SN4 0AA


A second chance in 2019 for those that couldn't make the date in May. If jumping out of an aeroplane from 10,000 feet is on your bucket list or if you know anyone who fancies doing this... then this is their chance. Please email us at swindon@ndcsgroup.org.uk as SOON AS POSSIBLE TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST - This event is open to absolutely anyone you know, so get networking and find us some crazy people who would love to do this. The date will be booked to suit those who are keen to do this.


11+ EVENT: Pizza Hut - cancelled due to lack of attendees
FRIDAY 27th septmber AT 6PM
greenbridge retail park,  Stratton Road, SWINDON, SN3 3SG


Another chance for our 11+ members to meet up and enjoy a meal and a catch up with old friends as well as meet new friends. This event will be hosted by audiology professionals and Teachers of the Deaf and is a chance for the children to have some time together without the parents! Details will be emailed nearer the time with information of how to book.


THE BUZZ

The Buzz is NDCS’s exciting website especially for deaf children and young people aged between 8 and 18 years old. To visit The Buzz CLICK HERE

2019 DIARY OF EVENTS

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ndcs vision

To remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world.

volunteering

The NDCS has supported many families since it's creation in 1944 . Many of the children join us in adulthood to volunteer - We welcome all our supporters & you can join as a volunteer on our BECOME A MEMBER page.

Invitations for all of our events in 2019 will be sent out by email and will include full information about the event and how to book.


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