More than 40 businesses came together on a sunny Friday afternoon to find out what happens behind the gates of The Deaf Village North West, based in Fenniscowles, Blackburn - and boy did they find out!
There were lighthearted games that had a serious message. There were tears when watching the performance staged by the Transitional Group students. There was laughter. There was even pizza!
Deaf Village founder and CEO Debra Cartlidge said: "We were honoured and proud to have welcomed so many prestigious businesses from around the North West.
"We were also delighted to welcome The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Deputy Lieutenant, the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen and guest speaker, the deputy editor of BBC Newsround, Paul Plunkett
"It's so important for us to build connections withthe hearing and business communities so if you would like to find out more about the work we do, please get in touch."
Bonnie-Anne Phillips of Forbes Solicitors said on her LinkedIn post, "I'm lost for words! Friday concluded with an eye openeing and enriching visit to the Deaf Village.
"The thriving community is a testament to the power of unity and determination. The Deaf Village is not just a place; it's a hub of culture, sport and empowerment for the deaf community in the area.
"From engaging workshops on sign language to the vibrant social gatherings, it's evident that the community is breaking down communication barriers and fostering a strong sense of belionging.
"They are not just living life; they are thriving and inspiring us all."
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