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Deaf Friendly Jogging Group to Start in Moulton

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:45

Deaf Friendly Jogging Group to Start in Moulton

A new jogging group will be starting in Moulton next Monday 28th January and it will be fully inclusive of people who are deaf thanks to an interpreter provided by Deaf Hub CIC who will be there to support them with any communication needs they may have.

Moulton Joggers will meet 10am at Moulton Community Centre (NN3 7AX) for both their Monday sessions and also on a Saturday, but the interpreter will only be there on Mondays. The sessions are free of charge and ideal for beginners with little if any running experience.

Northamptonshire Sport's Disability Development Officer, Graeme Wilson said of the new deaf friendly group which is part of the Jog Northants programme:

"This is absolutely brilliant to have such a group starting in the county! Deaf people are sadly still the least active of any group in society, and often it's their concern about communication barriers with providers that prevents them from being involved in more mainstream activities."

"Deaf people should feel confident at being included in most activities as coaches, or instructors will usually find an appropriate way to communicate with them. However having an interpreter in place to support a group like this is fantastic, so I just hope that deaf people join them in order to make the most of this great service and inclusive opportunity!"

For more information about Moulton Joggers people should contact either Kathy on kathyholley48@yahoo.co.uk 07718 369382, or Alexy on community@deafhub.co.uk 07817 753187 (text only).

If any deaf people would like information about more opportunities available to them, or activity providers would like help to include deaf people in their activities then both should have a look at the UK Deaf Sport website for further assistance.

Tags: Disability Sport, Featured, Running

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