The Royal Association for Deaf people is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.
The Royal Association for Deaf people works with Deaf people to create a better, more accessible future.
Dr Jan Sheldon, Chief Executive of The Royal Association for Deaf people said:
“We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron. This money will help us to make a real difference for Deaf people. During 2017-2022 we have four key ambitions:
- To deliver the services Deaf people want and need
- To support mainstream providers to be more accessible to Deaf people
- To ensure financial stability
- To be an exemplary employer
The gift we have received from the Patron’s Fund will help us to realise these ambitions.”
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:
‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support the Royal Association for Deaf people with its valuable work. The Royal Association for Deaf people is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’