A BRILLIANT charity which works hard to support supports people in the community who are deaf and hard of hearing has been boosted by a generous donation.

Warrington and District Society for Deaf People received a £1,000 grant from Amazon Warrington after an employee nominated the charity to receive funding.

The charity has a centre which helps to meet the needs of those who are disadvantaged in society and brings the community together through communication.

Activities such as bingo, card making, Sign Choir, computer classes and socialising take place for both deaf and hearing people.

Tony Carr, site leader at Great Sankey based Amazon, said: “We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Warrington and District Society for Deaf People for providing this service in our community.

“We have a number of employees with hearing impairments who have benefitted from the charity’s help, and we are pleased to support the staff and volunteers with this donation.”

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Mike Bryan, chair of Warrington and District Society for Deaf People, added: “This donation has been greatly received, especially during this difficult time as the centre had to close.

“While closed we still had to maintain the building, which was financially challenging as we are a self-funding charity and our main funding source, the choir, have been unable to perform.

“Donations like these mean a lot to us, and I would like to thank Amazon for the support – it is much appreciated.”

The charity received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.