1st Access Bedford Deaf Ball a success!

On 28th November 2015, the 1st ever Access Bedford Deaf Ball took place at The Bedford Golf Club in Great Denham.

The Access Bedford Committee in Selfie Corner at the Ball

Over 85 people came with their best dresses and suits and enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner, selfie corner, sweet bar, had their photo’s taken by the official photographer and picked up their Winter Ball keyring as a memory of the event.  More photos are at our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/accessbedford

Lots of local companies and organisations donated to a raffle that made £155 for Access Bedford – a great start for 2016 as this will cover the costs of interpreter support at one of our events next year.

Big thanks to the following people

Claire for our wonderful flowers and your lovely speech thanking the Access Bedford Committee for their work in 2015 in moving everything forward for the community

Eamon and everyone at The Bedford Golf Club for such an amazing evening and for taking part in 2 training sessions to learn basic sign language run by Suzie and Jono. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to either train or take part.

Sam, Will and Jamie for volunteering on the night to help with photos, checking tickets, helping with set up and being amazing!

Joanne, Catherine, Suzie, Alison and Emma for arranging the raffle prizes and to the following companies for their support –

  • John Smith Tickets thanks to Access Bedford
  • Bedford Blues Rugby Tickets
  • Bedford Town Football Tickets
  • The Bedford Golf Club Dinner Voucher
  • Sweet Tree Voucher
  • Oasis Family Swim Vouchers
  • Flowers from a local florist – Access Bedford member donation
  • Movie Night Hamper – Access Bedford member donation
  • Fruit Hamper – Access Bedford member donation
  • Smoke Shack Voucher
  • Lords and Ladies Treatment Voucher
  • Woburn Safari Voucher
  • Christmas Treats Hamper with thanks to Sainsburys Kempston, Tesco Cardington Road, Tesco Riverfield Drive
  • Fishing lesson with Level 2 Coach – Access Bedford member donation

We already have lots of ideas for the 2016 Ball including a having a theme – share your ideas here!


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