Lions give new uniform to Signing Choir

The Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC) have been entertaining audiences at events large and small for a number of years – but were in need of a new uniform and protective clothing.

An approach was made to Lowestoft Lions and they decided to help the choir by providing them with the fleeces & coats that they wanted.

Lion President Robin Smith symbolically handed over a new fleece to the choir recently as the performed in London Road North to mark Deaf Awareness Week. He said, ”we were really impressed by the enthusiasm of the signing choir when they perform at our Gala Day. Our club is happy to help them by funding a uniform so that they can continue to promote awareness of sign language to a wide audience through their musical performances.” 

Chair of the Signing Choir Trustees, Julie Robbins said, “the LSC are extremely grateful to the Lions for the new fleeces which will give the choir a smart new look. Many of our events are outdoors and with the unpredictable British weather the new clothing will enable us to perform even if the sun isn’t shining. The additional waterproof coats will also be beneficial on inclement days during our winter programme of events.”

The Lions also provided pop up banners for the choir, which will be displayed at events not only to promote the LSC but also to show appreciation for the Lowestoft Lions donations.

The LSC attend around 45 events per year and are again very busy this year. They are a mixed group of 50 people of all ages & abilities, all of whom have an interest in the deaf community through family, friends or work. The members are mainly from the Lowestoft area but some members live further away.

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