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Hearing Link volunteer attends parliamentary reception

SCOD WSDCS ReceptionHearing Link staff and volunteers were delighted to attend a parliamentary reception to mark the 90th birthday of the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCOD) and the 70th anniversary of West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society (WSDCS).

Scotland volunteer Robin Wickes attended the evening, held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, alongside UK Volunteer and Scotland Co-ordinator, Alison Coyle.

It was an opportunity to celebrate the work of both charities and their contribution in the deaf sector.  SCOD has been the leading organisation for deaf issues since its inception in 1927, while WSDCS offers help and support for families with deaf children in the West of Scotland.

Robin (pictured 2nd from right) met many guests on the night, including Karen Kennedy, Policy Advisor at the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS); Louise Baggot, Corporate Policy Officer (Equalities), the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB); and Constable Stephanie Rose, National Equality &  Diversity Officer, Police Scotland.  All three are members of the Justice Disability Access Group.

Congratulations to both organisations in celebrating these important milestones.