MK Deaf Craft Club – Wednesday 5th September 2018

The next MK Deaf Craft Club will be held on Wednesday, 5th September 2018 at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8AB, from 11am to 3pm.

Please bring a packed lunch and £3 per person to cover materials, tea/coffee and biscuits. Deaf/hard of hearing/BSL learners welcome.

We will make simple lined tote bags out of some lovely curtain fabrics that have been donated to us. Janet have made two as samples, but you can personalise your own bags with buttons, ribbons, beads and motifs.

We will also have the option of knitting blocks for our charity blankets, so please would you kindly bring any completed blocks.

Please bring a sewing machine if you have one, neutral coloured thread, scissors, needles, pins and a ruler.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Deaf Tennis Festival

Deaf Tennis Festival

On September 15th and 16th the Tennis Foundation is running a festival of deaf tennis. There will be a range of fun events and competitions to ensure there is an activity right for everyone!

We will have fun activities for beginners which will let them try tennis, learn new skills and take part with friends, siblings and parents – these activities are for everyone, not just those who are deaf.

There will be a fun competition in a Fast 4 format – this competition is only for deaf players but you can leave your hearing aids in. You don’t need to be a superstar – the focus is on enjoying tennis in a match environment!

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MKDZ Canal Boat Trip & Museum – Saturday 9th June 2018

Come and enjoy a canal boat trip to the Blisworth Tunnel, stroll along the canal path, lunch at The Navigation Inn, visit the Canal Museum and
drink and socialise at The Boat Inn.

Meet at front of The Canal Museum at 11.30am.

The plan for the day is to:

✦ Take a canal boat trip to the Blisworth Tunnel (25-30 mins trip – £3.50 adult, £2.50 child).
✦ Scroll along the canal path (about 45 mins)
✦ Lunch at The Navigation Inn from 1pm.
✦ After lunch visit The Canal Museum (Adult £4.75, 6-15 year old £3.10, Child under 5 Free, Registered disabled £3.80, family £12).
✦ Drink and socialise at The Boat Inn.

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Indoor Rock Climbing – Saturday 21st April

Hello everyone! There will be lots of people coming to our event this Saturday!

For safety reasons, we are only allowed two people per supervisor (we have 5 supervisors, all deaf!) so we will need to split into three or four groups.

Each group will take their turn to go on the roped walls while the other groups can relax in the cafe/seating area.

The groups will be divided on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t worry if you don’t arrive yet as you can still be in the next group if there is space!

Spaces will be given to those who have confirmed going so if you haven’t yet please do so now by email

To save time, you can create your profile on the Big Rock website to register your name and details. If you are bringing children, please make profiles for them too. Go to the website link below and click “Create Profile”.

On arrival, we will need to register you with a supervisor (that’s us!), pay your entry fee, collect your kit, listen to health & safety briefing and then we are ready to start climbing! 👍

Prices can be found on the website here:

We do have lockers but they require a padlock or key (available at reception) or you can leave your belongings with a friend or parent watching. Changing rooms with showers are available.

We look forward to meeting you all and hope you will all enjoy climbing with us! 😁🧗‍♂️

Photos from 2nd Anniversary event

A good turnout at our 2nd Anniversary event on Saturday 20th January 2018 with around 50 people! We enjoyed the presentation of special guest Andrew Rees experience of being the first Deaf English Channel swimmer. We hope his story inspired a few people! More about Andrew Rees here!

Bryan Whalley, chairperson of MKDZ would like to thank you all for coming and hope you all enjoyed it! This will be his third and final year as chairperson. For those who are interested, attached is the AGM report here: Chair of Trustees Report – AGM 2018.

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