Today is The British Deaf Association’s birthday! We are 125 years old!
We are thrilled to have received a congratulations letter from the British Deaf Association's Patron, HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York.
The letter says:
Congratulations to the British Deaf Association on its 125th Anniversary.
From its foundation in 1890 the Association has worked tirelessly to champion the Deaf community and the use of British Sign Language. Today the Association can be very proud of its work over the last century and a quarter. I know many of its supporters and friends are looking forward to the events planned across the next twelve months, which will be a true celebration of Deaf people, culture, language and achievements. Beyond these celebrations, the important work of the Association to educate and empower the community will continue, thanks to the efforts of those same supporters and friends.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for all they have and will do for Deaf people in the UK.
Thank you to HRH, the Duke of York for his continued support and recognition.
We could not have reached this important milestone of turning 125 years old, without the support of our members and friends. Thank you.
Here’s to the next 125 years.
24th July 2015