A COMMUNITY fundraiser has handed over his latest donation to the Deafness Support Network (DSN).
Wii games, outdoor sports equipment and camping equipment were among the gifts given to the charity by Billy Birch, of Ellesmere Port, after he raised more than £1,200.
His latest fundraising feat also allowed him to buy a gift card worth more than £87 from Asda to help fund a party for some of the young deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who use the charity’s five centres. Billy also handed over £500 for an iPad.
Billy, who gathers donations from residents and businesses in his home town, also helped to facilitate a £65 donation from Innospec, on Oil Sites Road, and £215 from Urenco, in Capenhurst, for sensory equipment.
More than £744 of the money donated to DSN came after a fundraising night at Mecca Bingo on Marina Drive, Ellesmere Port.
Billy is close to reaching a staggering £100,000 charity fundraising total and has been a long-time supporter of DSN.
He said: “I wanted to give to DSN again because I see exactly where the money goes and what benefits it gives to the people who use their wonderful services.
“I can’t thank the people of Ellesmere Port enough for their help and support in getting the money together and making this happen.”
Angela Burrows, head of fundraising for DSN, said: “We simply can’t thank Billy enough for everything he has done for us and this latest donation is testament to his hard work and determination to do good for his community.”
With support centres in Chester, Northwich, Macclesfield and Warrington, DSN provides a number of services for deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people across the North West, ranging from technical and youth services to supported living and family tactics.